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Hard work is rewarded here, and we celebrate our wins. Who are those companies that are finding funding or having a big exit? We're tracking what's happening in DFW so you can join the party. This list is aggregated by the Dallas Regional Chamber (DRC) from various sources. Although the information in this list is presented in good faith and believed to be correct, DRC makes no representations or warranties as to the completeness or accuracy of the information. Did we miss something? Send us a message →

Dallas-based digital advertising platform, On Touch Go, has been acquired by Nickelytics, a leading provider of data-driven advertising solutions. "On Touch Go's innovative platform and talented team will be instrumental in accelerating our growth and expanding our market reach," said…read more at www.prweb.com

 

Dallas-based Yumlish, a startup that provides tech-enabled programs for diabetes prevention while balancing cultural traditions, as well as socioeconomic and lifestyle barriers, was one of six startups selected by CareQuest Innovation Partners in the company's SMILE Health program. SMILE Health…read more at www.businesswire.com

 

Dallas-based startup, Nada, which wants to "unlock the trapped wealth within residential real estate," has appointed current board member Tore Steen as its new CEO and president. Nada also announced that it has secured new funding in a seed extension…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Grapevine-based managed IT and cloud services provider Buchanan Technologies has acquired Technology Spa, a Dallas-based cloud orchestration and enterprise productivity solutions provider. Technology Spa was founded 20 years ago as a hosting services division of a digital marketing company and…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Osteal Therapeutics, Inc, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing a new category of combination drug/device therapies for orthopedic infections, announced completion of an oversubscribed $50 million Series D preferred stock equity financing. Zimmer Biomet led the round, joined by returning investors…read more at www.globenewswire.com

 

Backed by more than two dozen investors including BlackRock and Citadel Securities, the TXSE Group plans to launch the Texas Stock Exchange – which will aim to be "more CEO-friendly." It says it will take on what it sees as…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Richardson-based Mavenir—a cloud-native network infrastructure provider for the telecommunications services market—has announced raising “up to a $75 million investment” from an existing investor. President and CEO Pardeep Kohli said the money will position the company for growth and be leveraged to…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Addison-headquartered, Solutions by Text (SBT), has raised $110 million in new growth financing, co-led by Edison Partners and StepStone Group, with Stifel Venture Bank providing a lending facility. The funds will support the company's pioneering work in FinText, integrating real-time…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

A San Diego startup that uses technology produced in Richardson, raised $6 million in Series A funding. "The funding will allow Subeca to rapidly scale to meet market demand for our flagship AMI solutions, particularly in small to medium sized…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based fintech Yendo has raised $165 million in debt and equity to expand its platform, which offers credit secured by car equity. This is the first-ever vehicle-secured credit card. The startup said it will use the financing to extend credit…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Frisco-based, FaZe Media, a spinoff of the FaZe Clan creators from esports company GameSquare, raised $11 million of angel funding from Matt Kalish, cofounder and president of DraftKings. This is the company's first invested capital. The gaming conglomerate backed by…read more at venturebeat.com

 

Yendo, a Dallas-based provider of a vehicle-secured credit card, raised $165M in debt financing. i80 Group provided $150M in debt financing while Yendo also raised $15M in equity from undisclosed strategic investors. Yendo Raises $165 Million for 'Vehicle-Secured' Credit Card…read more at www.pymnts.com

 

The new platform is tackling expense management in the construction and residential services sector. Its goal is to help small construction-focused businesses compete by controlling spend. Early in May, it announced the closing of a $1.2 million seed funding round,…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Fort Worth-based CG Environmental has been acquired by Salt Lake City-based EnviroServe Inc., a national provider of environmental and waste management services and a portfolio company of One Rock Capital Partners. EnviroServe said the addition of CG Environmental's seven locations…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based OptMyCare, a clinically engineered AI platform in healthcare & risk management, has raised $3 million in Series A financing from what it called a "robust group of investors" led by Austin-based venture fund LiveOak Ventures. The startup said funding…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Island, the enterprise browser company, announced a $175 million Series D investment, which increased its total raise to $487 million. The vision of the two founders is something that looks like a standard browser, but has better security to stop…read more at techcrunch.com

 

The startup announced raising $15 million in Series A funding, led by FirstMark Capital. Backflip offers a service to real estate investors for securing short-term loans, and helps investors source, track, comp and evaluate potential investments. FirstMark is known for…read more at techcrunch.com

 

Plano-based PX Technology, founding in 2019 to digitize healthcare processes, has been acquired by Maryland-based CareMetx, a technology-enabled hub services platform that facilitates patient access to specialty medications. CareMetx said that via the acquisition, it wants to reshape the landscape…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Plastic degradation and synthetic biology company Breaking has launched from stealth, after making a core discovery out of the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University. The startup determined market fit and business viability at Colossal, which achieved…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Richardson-based Cariloop, a comprehensive caregiver support platform, has closed its Series C funding round, raising $20 million. The round was led by ABS Capital with participation from existing investors Noro-Moseley Partners, KCRise Fund, Revolution's Rise of the Rest Seed Fund,…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Richardson-based security solutions provider StrikeReady has received $12 million in Series A funding. The company is advancing the way modern security teams operate, and said it's revolutionizing cybersecurity with its vendor-neutral AI security operations platform. It's headquartered in North Texas,…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based supply chain technology firm, One Network Enterprises, founded in 2022, has been acquired by Arizona-based Blue Yonder. One Network’s founder and former CEO, Greg Brady believes the new company will create the supply chain of the future. Dallas' One…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

SRS Distribution—one of the nation's leading distributors of roofing materials and building products, and based in McKinney, is being acquired by The Home Depot for $18.25 billion. The acquisition aims to "clear a pathway for accelerated growth with the residential…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Asset management firm, Blockhouse Digital, which specializes in collateralized lending and yield-generating strategies in crypto, raised a $2M Seed Round from BlockFills along with various angel and VC investors. Blockhouse was founded in 2023 and has an office in Frisco.…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Frisco-based video game maker, Gearbox, acquired for $460 million by Take-Two Interactive Software … this, just three years after Gearbox was acquired by Sweden-based Embracer Group. Gearbox operates studios in Frisco; Montreal, Canada; and Quebec City, Canada. Frisco-Based Video Game…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

A Dallas-based men's clothing brand on a quest to reinvent Western wear, has raised $1.65 million in seed money. Funding was led by Morrison Seger Venture Capital Partners. Additional investors include Jay Demarus from Rascal Flatts, Chris Harrision the 'Bachelor'…read more at fashionunited.com

 

The woman-owned, family-operated distillery, winery, and brewery, BuzzBallz, was acquired by Sazerac – one of the world's largest spirits companies. Founder Merilee Kick will stay on as a partner and said she expects to keep growing the brand internationally as…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based ParkHub, a provider of parking management software and payments solutions, is merging with JustPark, to create a full-service parking software and payments solution for customers across North America and the U.K. ParkHub said it secured a strategic growth investment led…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

RealTime Laboratories, a pioneer in testing for hazardous toxins from mold, and based in Carrolton, has been acquired by US BioTek Laboratories. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. “By joining forces, we can provide our clients with a more…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Private equity firm Trive Capital has invested into Formula Wellness, a Dallas-headquartered healthcare company that takes a personalized approach to wellness. It has key services across nutrition, hormone balance, and aesthetics with the goal of "improving patient longevity inside and…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Agora Data, a Dallas fintech that aims to make any car dealer a finance company with technology, capital, analytics and more, announced raising $400 million in new funding capacity. Using artificial intelligence, Agora enables multi-point dealerships to set up their…read more at pulse2.com

 

Fort Worth-based payment advance platform SquareDash has raised over $20 million in total financing to accelerate growth, with its latest equity round led by FINTOP Capital. The company was founded in 2022 by U.S. Navy veteran Matt Fruge after he…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based startup Tuned In Grading has been acquired by Audio Media Grading (AMG), a company founded by music mogul Steve Aoki. The acquisition marks a milestone in the music collectibles industry, coming just two years after both companies spun up…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based Hari Mari plans to scale-up after raising $10 million. The investment was led by financial services entrepreneur Landon Smith, founder and former CEO of Dallas-based Riveron, a national business advisory firm. Additional participants include Montgomery Capital Advisors and DWBI…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

A unified professional pickleball holding company has been created by the merger of two leading organizations – Dallas-based Carvana PPA Tour, and Austin-based MLP by Margaritaville. And it's backed by a $75 million investment. More than 150 professional pickleball players—including…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Divcon, a Dallas-based systems integrator that provides automation and monitoring solutions, primarily to the mission-critical data center market, received a new investment from Sustainable Investing at Goldman Sachs Alternatives. Dallas' Divcon Controls Snags Investment from Goldman Sachs Alternatives » Dallas…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

McKinney-based Sapience Analytics, which enables automated workforce analytics that helps enterprises optimize capacity announced a 'large new growth investment' from Kayne Anderson Growth Capital. The company intends to use the funds to expand operations and its business reach.   Sapience…read more at www.finsmes.com

 

Infant care tech startup, Harbor, raised $3.7 million in seed money, led by Trust Ventures. The startup created a smart baby monitor, with local and remote access that streams with or without an internet connection, has split-screen capabilities, and smart…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Raising the roof, and raising a seed round … Roofer.com, a Dallas-based AI company that relocated to Dallas from San Francisco in 2022, raised $7.5 million in seed money from Mucher Capital, with participation from Soma Capital, HF0, Asymmetric Capital…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

A Dallas-based startup aimed at curbing skilled labor shortages in trades businesses announced a $5 million capital raise. UpSmith wants to help fill more than 1.3 million openings in construction and manufacturing, “We can source, screen, train, and deploy a…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Legalyze.ai, an AI legal tech startup in Dallas, that promises to streamline the document review process, raised $100 thousand in angel funding from Payment Ventures.   Legalyze.ai Raises $100K in Angel Funding (finsmes.com)read more at www.finsmes.com

 

CheckSammy, a nationwide provider of on-demand, same-day bulk waste removal and bespoke sustainability services based in Dallas, announced a $45 million strategic investment. Squared Capital, with Zero Infinity Partners led the equity round. CheckSammy also entered a growth capital and…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Optym, a Dallas-based company that provides software solutions to the transportation industry to improve efficiency, received a strategic investment from Venture 53 – an industry-focused transportation and logistics fund. Venture 53 Announces Strategic Investment in Optymread more at optym.com

 

Dallas-based fintech, Collateral Edge, received investment from Phalanx Impact partners. The company focuses on addressing the challenges that small and middle-market businesses face in securing debt financing. The company is industry agnostic and can support loans as small as $250,000.…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Founded in 1972, Rone Engineering, which provides technical and practical solutions for public and private clients in areas like transportation, commercial, and residential projects – has been acquired by RMA Companies. “The addition of Rone to the RMA family marks…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Denton-based Forte Frozen -- a leader in national temperature-controlled warehousing and fulfillment services -- has been acquired by RealCold, the Florida-headquartered cold storage provider, for an undisclosed amount. The transaction gives RealCold five currently operational, high-throughput facilities in strategic markets…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based Orion Communications, a leader in operational workforce management SaaS software for public safety, has been acquired by FieldWare, a Chicago-headquartered provider of criminal justice solutions for judicial and community supervision agencies. “At FieldWare, our mission has always centered on…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Hahnfeld Hoffer Stanford, one of the largest regional independent architecture firms with clients primarily in the education space, and based in Fort Worth -- has been acquired by Louisiana firm, Grace Hebert Curtis. CEO Jerry Hebert said in a statement,…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based lifestyle company, Invited, has sold the virtual reality golf entertainment company it acquired just five years ago. BigShots – which combines VR, food, and drinks – has been sold to Topgolf Callaway for $29 million dollars. "We will remain…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based Spirit Realty Capital is being acquired by Realty Income Corporation, based in San Diego. Spirit Realty is a leading net-lease real estate investment trust (REIT) that primarily invests in "single-tenant, operationally essential real estate assets" subject to long-term leases.…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Spaeth Communications – a Farmer's Branch public relations firm, founded in 1987 – has been acquired by Sunwest Communications for an undisclosed amount. Founder, Merrie Spaeth, will join the Sunwest team, leading communication training services which includes spokesperson and witness…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Evry Health, a B2B "mobile-first" health insurance company, was acquired by Globe Life Inc. less than two years after it came out of stealth. "Evry Health has been on a mission to use today's technology to build a better health…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Finical was founded in 2012 to provide small- and medium-sized businesses with tailored payment solutions that enable owners to eliminate up to 100 percent of their credit card processing fees.  Founder Aaron Nasseh said says this is an exciting next…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Irving-based JPI, a developer of multifamily communities, is being acquired by Sumitomo Forestry America Inc., a comprehensive housing and wood products subsidiary of Sumitomo Forestry Co. Ltd. JPI said it will maintain management over all assets currently under construction until…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based cybersecurity solutions provider Vector0 has been acquired by Austin's Stratascale, a move that Stratascale said gives its team and customers "unrivaled" visibility of attack vectors and points of vulnerability. Vector0 uses continuous internet scans to identify assets, unify vulnerability…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Avantax, a Dallas-based provider of tax-focused wealth management services and software, entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Cetera Financial Group, via its financial sponsor Genstar Capital, for approximately $1.2B.The company has a market cap of approximately $940M.…read more at www.globenewswire.com

 

The Fund Formation Group—a Dallas-based firm founded in 2020 that operates fund structures for registered investment advisors (RIAs) and wealth advisors—has been acquired by GLASfunds, a turnkey alternative investment platform and alternative asset management firm based in Cleveland, Ohio. Founder…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based global telecom engineering firm MobileComm has been acquired by UST, a leading IT services company based in California. UST said the acquisition and integration of MobileComm's more-than 1,300 employees will "significantly strengthen" its telecommunications practice and position the company…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Plano-based Fogo de Chão announced it will be acquired by Bain Capital Private Equity to accelerate its growth and expansion. Fogo, an internationally renowned restaurant brand from Brazil, said it will continue to operate under its current management team, led…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

National Presort LP, a Fort Worth-based manufacturer of technology that sorts packages automatically has been acquired by Duravant LLC, a global company based in Illinois. NPI was founded in 1977 and has served eCommerce, courier, parcel post, warehouse and fulfillment…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

BeautyBio, a Dallas-based leader in skincare and beauty devices, has been snapped up by Rhyz Inc., a Utah-based subsidiary of Nu Skin Enterprises Inc. BeautyBio was founded by Jamie O'Banion in 2011 and combines efficacious, award-winning skincare with patented beauty…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

In a deal involving two logistics industry stalwarts, Dallas-based Omni Logistics and Tennessee-based Forward Air Corp. have agreed to merge their companies in a cash and stock transaction, creating a combined operation that generated roughly $3.7 billion of combined adjusted…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based Fiesta Restaurant Group—parent company of the Pollo Tropical restaurant brand—is being acquired by New York-based Authentic Restaurant Brands, a portfolio company of Garnett Station Partners. The all-cash transaction totals $225 million, according to the Wall Street Journal. Pollo Tropical had…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based fintech Indyfin has been acquired by WiserAdvisor, a Virginia-based investor referral generation platform for financial advisors and advisory firms. Founded in 2018, Indyfin launched the platform in 2022. The startup was a finalist at The Innovation Awards 2023 from…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Plano-based global biotech company Reata Pharmaceuticals Inc. is being acquired by Biogen Inc. in a deal valued at roughly $7.3 billion. It's an all-cash deal for $172.50 per share, the companies said. Reata, which was founded in 2002, said it…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Plano-based PICKUP Now is merging with Point Pickup Technologies, a leading provider of enterprise-only, retail-branded fulfillment and delivery services. PICKUP is an enterprise-grade, last-mile delivery service focused on larger item delivery and assembly. The companies said their strategic partnership creates…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

TRIPBAM, a Dallas-based online hotel reservation platform, was acquired by Emburse, a Los Angeles-based leader in travel and expense management, via its financial sponsor K1 Investment Management for an undisclosed amount. TRIPBAM investors include Jaws Ventures and Thayer Ventures. Founded…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

O9 Solutions, a Dallas-based AI software platform provider for transforming planning and decision-making for global enterprises, announced that its existing investors, led by General Atlantic’s BeyondNetZero invested an additional $116M in the Company. Existing investors KKR and Generation Investment Management…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based fintech Zippy has raised additional investment from Brand Foundry and repeat investors. The startup said the capital infusion will drive scalability and meet the growing demand for manufactured home loans. Zippy is in its second year and is on…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Loopback Analytics, a Dallas-based provider of analytics and data-enabled services for health systems and life sciences organizations, announced a strategic growth investment by PSG. The amount of the investment was not released. Founder Neil Smiley will continue to serve as…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Space Auto, a Dallas-based provider of an integrated software and marketing solution for car dealerships, raised an undisclosed amount of Series A funding. The round saw participation from John Paul DeJoria who is the co-founder of Paul Mitchell and founder…read more at www.globenewswire.com

 

Dallas-based Rosy Wellness raised $1.2 million of a $1.5 million bridge funding round, bringing to $4.2 million, the amount raised to date. The startup currently has 6 full-time employees and about 20 contractors. Read more in Dallas Innovates. Rosy Wellness…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Grapevine-based, Car Capital, which enables franchise and independent dealers with its proprietary loan-approval technology, announced an $8.8M Series C, $50M in debt, and its relaunch into the Midwest and Southeast and expansion to Western states.  https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/car-capital-announces-exciting-relaunch-new-management-and-capital-raise-301821926.html read more at www.prnewswire.com

 

Netwrix, a Frisco-based visibility and governance company that does threat detection, entered into a definitive agreement to receive an undisclosed amount of development capital from Centerbridge Partners. Global private equity firm, TA Associates (TA), remains the majority shareholder, with members…read more at www.prnewswire.com

 

Mavenir Systems, a Richardson-based network software provider, raised $100M of development capital from Siris Capital Group to support its strategy of digitizing telco networks with cloud-native applications. This total follows last year's $250 million fundraise. President and CEO Pardeep Kohli says…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

MedArrive, an Irving-based mobile-integrated care management platform company, has received $8 million in new funding led by Cobalt Ventures, a wholly owned subsidiary of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC). https://dallasinnovates.com/irving-mobile-healthcare-firm-medarrive-gets-8m-in-funding-to-help-reduce-er-visits-hospitalizations/  read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Coppell-based Recuro Health has closed a $47 million Series B investment round that includes both new and existing investors, including ARCH Venture Partners, the Flippen Group, GPG Ventures, 4D Capital, and others. https://dallasinnovates.com/recuro-health-secures-47m-in-series-b-funding-for-its-digital-medical-home/read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Deep Cognition, a Dallas-based artificial intelligence platform for data entry processes, raised $1.2M of seed funding in the form of convertible notes from undisclosed investors. SEC FORMread more at www.sec.gov

 

Axis Security, a Plano-based cloud security platform, was acquired by Hewlett-Packard (NYS: HPQ) for $500M. The company had raised approx. $103M from investors including Spark Capital, Ten Eleven Ventures, Canaan Partners and Cerca Partners. Read more at HelpNetSECURITY  read more at www.helpnetsecurity.com

 

Homz, a Frisco-based startup that says it’s the first national housing company to develop “wellness-centric” multifamily communities, announced Wednesday that it has raised $50 million in pre-seed funding. The round was led by Nanban Ventures, a Dallas-based venture capital firm…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Elevate Credit, a Fort Worth-based provider of online credit solutions, was acquired by Park Cities Asset Management for $67M. The company went public in 2017 at a valuation of $257M … read more at Dallas Innovates.read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Callbox Storage, a Dallas-based storage and logistics platform, raised $6.8M of venture from undisclosed investors. The company has raised approx. $17M to date. SEC FORM D/Aread more at www.sec.gov

 

FYR Medical, a Fort Worth, TX-based medical device company, raised $2.6M in Series A funding. The round was led by NuVasive, which was joined by other firms and individual investors. Led by CEO Chris Silva, FYR Medical is a medical…read more at www.explorebit.io

 

The Citizenry raises $2.3m

February 23, 2023

The Citizenry, a Dallas-based home decor products platform, raised $2.3M of venture funding from undisclosed investors. https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1763534/000176353423000002/xslFormDX01/primary_doc.xmlread more at www.sec.gov

 

Slync.io today announced that it has secured $24 million of new venture capital funding, led by Goldman Sachs, with participation from Blumberg Capital, ACME Ventures, Gaingels, and other existing investors. https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20230223005440/en/Slync-Secures-24-Million-in-Funding-to-Accelerate-Growth-for-Logistics-Technology-Providerread more at www.businesswire.com

 

HireLogic, an AI-powered tech software startup aimed at smarter hiring decisions, announced a $6 million Series A funding round led by Joseph P. Landy, a former partner and co-CEO at private equity giant Warburg Pincus. Existing investors in the Dallas…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Preciate, the Dallas-based dynamic virtual meeting platform, has closed a $12 million Series A funding round led by Woodland Capital with participation from existing investors—and announced it has changed its name to Scoot. https://dallasinnovates.com/dallas-startup-preciate-renames-to-scoot-lands-12m-in-series-a-funding/read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

The Dallas-based diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging tech startup raised the $5 million in a round led by Chicago's Seyen Capital, for a total raise of $10.5 million to date. A new EVP and five VPs have been added to…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

The Dallas company just snagged a $3 million investment from Cypress Growth Capital, positioning the 5-year-old ‘client services automation’ platform for IT Managed Service Providers to ramp up its global sales and marketing efforts. https://dallasinnovates.com/how-jeff-farris-is-guiding-growth-at-cloudradial-a-first-mover-startup/read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Icon Meals raises $4m

February 13, 2023

Farmers Branch based Icon Meals raised $4M of venture funding from undisclosed investors. The company makes fresh and affordable ready-to-eat meals. https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1905396/000190539623000003/xslFormDX01/primary_doc.xmlread more at www.sec.gov

 

Of all creatures that have gone extinct, the dodo is a byword for “gone forever.” When something’s totally lost, the saying goes, it’s “deader than a dodo.” But today, Colossal Biosciences basically said, challenge accepted. The startup paired its latest…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Fort Worth-based HTeaO is quenching thirsts with "ultra-premium" iced teas and coffee at 68 locations in five states, with 93 units currently under construction. This week, Dallas-based Crux Capital and Trive Capital both decided to have a taste—by getting a…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Frisco-based The Gearbox Entertainment Co. has acquired Captured Dimensions, another Frisco-based company that specializes in 3D capture, scanning, and reconstruction services. Gearbox said that Jordan Williams will continue as head of Captured Dimensions and report directly to Randy Pitchford, president…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Listeners on Call (now Kindly Human), a Dallas-based communication platform for loneliness and mental health, raised $2.85M of venture funding from undisclosed investors. https://www.formds.com/issuers/listeners-on-call-incread more at www.formds.com

 

Aerolane is building a new logistics method, delivering shipments as fast as same-day and as affordably as the cost of ground https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/aerolaneread more at www.crunchbase.com

 

Gratitude is in season all year round. And a Dallas startup makes sharing it a whole lot easier. Dallas-based online recognition platform Grata has raised $6 million in seed funding to fuel its next phase of growth. The company, which…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Stellar's platform leverages AI and machine learning to reimagine home maintenance. The startup partners with property managers and contractors to take care of homes and people—with a "mission of delivering hassle-free maintenance done right." "We have caught lightning in a…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Founded in 2018, CheckSammy's story has its beginnings in Co-Founder and CEO Sam Scoten's realization that there was an increased shortage of landfill space. He also wanted to tackle one of the last unregulated utilities —the waste services sector.  "It's…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Gardenuity, an e-commerce startup with "matching technology" that aims to make plant-inspired living easier, has fresh seed funding. The North Texas Angel Network announced its first syndicated investment in the company. Six NTAN members joined the syndicate to invest $50,000…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Island, a Dallas-based unicorn that emerged from stealth last February, was valued at $1.3 billion in March. It continues to attract big investments for its Enterprise Browser, which protects companies' SaaS tools and internal web apps from data leaks with…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Aspen Power Partners LLC a distributed generation platform with the mission of accelerating decarbonization, today announced a $350 million investment from funds managed by global investment firm Carlyle (NASDAQ: CG). The investment supports Aspen's organic and acquisition-driven growth strategy targeting…read more at www.eqmagpro.com

 

Focused “almost exclusively” on the multifamily space, Aerwave’s patented tech provides communities with internet access across a property without the need for individual routers in each unit. “Today, we're deploying 10,000 units at the same time. Our goal is to…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Newtrul, a digital freight matching platform, has raised $5.3 million in funding. SignalFire and Flex Capital are among the lead investors, as are previously unannounced investors Bessemer Venture Partners, Crowley, Oren Zaslansky, John Larkin, and Brad Hollister. https://saasindustry.com/news/newtrul-a-digital-freight-matching-platform-has-raised-5-3-million-in-fundingread more at saasindustry.com

 

Aerwave, the next-generation connectivity platform leading the Digital Foundation™ transformation in multifamily residential, has secured $20 million in Series A funding, led by Moderne Ventures with participation by World Cinema, Inc. (WCI), Equity Residential, Inc. (EQR), RWT Horizons and Westover…read more at www.prnewswire.com

 

The Devhouse Agency, a Dallas-based provider of gaming design studio, was acquired web3 design firm Journey for an undisclosed amount. https://www.axios.com/pro/media-deals/2022/10/24/web3-design-journey-buys-devhouse-agencyread more at www.axios.com

 

Notably.AI, a Dallas, TX-based provider of a platform that allows teams to collect, analyze, and share qualitative research, raised USD1.5M in funding. The round was led by Sentiero Ventures. The company intends to use the funds to invest in engineering,…read more at www.finsmes.com

 

Sonara Health, a Dallas-based telehealth platform focused on the treatment of opioid addiction, reported raising more than $1.26 million from 19 investors, per an SEC filing. The Mark Cuban-backed company was formed in 2020 by CEO Dr. Michael Giles while…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

DFW Neuropathy, a local treatment company focused on neuropathy, landed a new investment led by Dallas private equity firm Baymark Partners and California firm HCAP Partners. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. With four locations across North Texas, the…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Book.io, a McKinney startup developing an NFT e-book platform on the blockchain, announced closing a seed funding round led by book distributor Ingram Content Group for an undisclosed amount. https://dallasinnovates.com/follow-the-money-book-io-looks-to-put-e-books-on-the-blockchain-with-new-seed-funding-stealthy-tech-startup-kalpa-aims-to-raise-1m-cypress-growth-partners-makes-new-investment-and-more/read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

The search for a better shave led a husband-wife team to build a successful direct-to-consumer brand that now has a new owner. Fort Worth’s Supply, a men’s grooming product company that garnered national attention and an investment on “Shark Tank”…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Firehawk Aerospace is developing hybrid rocket engines and 3D-printed solid rocket fuel to provide a safer, more cost-effective approach to launching payloads as it nears the close of a $17 million fundraising effort. Co-founder and CEO Will Edwards has said…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Acquisition strengthens KEA's analytics and data initiatives and accelerates the continued development of customer-facing enterprise software. KE Andrews, a national provider of state and local taxes, credits and incentives, and valuation services, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Third…read more at www.prnewswire.com

 

From hanging hula hoops on its ceilings for drone races to designing a lawn-mowing robot app to developing a platform that trains human brains, Dallas-based Dialexa does things different. Now—with its acquisition by IBM Consulting—it will help one of the…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Zelis, a leading healthcare payments and pricing company, announced today the completion of its previously announced acquisition of Payer Compass, one of the healthcare industry's leading providers of reimbursement and claims pricing, administration, and processing solutions. For more than 20…read more at www.businesswire.com

 

Therabody, a Dallas and Los Angeles based developer of percussive therapy devices and technologies intended to reduce muscle tension, accelerate recovery, received $165M of development capital from North Castle Partners, Rx3 Growth Partners, and Hartbeat Ventures. https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/therabody-solidifies-category-leadership-with-165-million-growth-equity-round-and-launch-of-eight-new-innovative-products-301628356.html  read more at www.prnewswire.com

 

The United States-based Ruckus Games announced that it has raised $5.5 million in seed funding to create a brand new cross-platform co-op game. The video game studio was launched back in August 2021 by ex-Gearbox and Riot developers. https://mobidictum.biz/ruckus-games-raises-5-5m-in-seed-round/read more at mobidictum.biz

 

With this acquisition, Prealize Health now owns the industry’s most robust library of data and insights into individual patients’ and health plan members’ medical and social risk profiles. Prealize Health, an artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled predictive analytics company, today announced the…read more at ai-techpark.com

 

Neurolens, a Coppell-based maker of prescription lenses that "link optometry with neurology," raised $67 million in a funding round led by Boston-based health care investor MVM Partners. Falcon Vision/KKR, Marshall Wace, and Bluestem Capital joined the round, which Neurolens said…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

CVS Health and Signify Health  have entered into a definitive agreement under which CVS Health will acquire Signify Health for $30.50 per share in cash, representing a total transaction value of approximately $8 billion. https://www.cvshealth.com/news/company-news/cvs-health-to-acquire-signify-health.htmlread more at www.cvshealth.com

 

Less than six months after launching, a Dallas startup has raised funding to help it serve the wealth management industry. VRGL, an automated data and analytics platform for wealth management firms, announced raising a $15 million Series A funding round…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Cerebro Sports, a Dallas-based sports tech company. maintaining a database of basketball performance analytics, raised an undisclosed amount of seed funding in a deal led by Mark Cuban. https://www.cerebrosports.com/read more at www.cerebrosports.com

 

Clockwork, a decentralized automation network for Solana, announced the closure of a $4 million seed round co-led by Multicoin Capital and Asymmetric. Solana Ventures also participated in the round, according to a release on Tuesday. El Cap Ventures is also…read more at www.theblock.co

 

Joseph Akintolayo says the will exists for organizations to provide more digital financial tools to their communities. But due to either a lack of technological knowhow or tight budgets, they often lack the means. Now with $5 million in fresh…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

SmartMoving—a software solutions startup that aims to streamline the moving services business—landed the investment from Austin- and San Francisco-based growth equity firm Mainsail Partners. Its platform automates the entire operations process from estimates to sending out crews to handling payroll…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

SmartMoving—a software solutions startup that aims to streamline the moving services business—landed the investment from Austin- and San Francisco-based growth equity firm Mainsail Partners. Its platform automates the entire operations process from estimates to sending out crews to handling payroll…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

ParkHub Buys Fuzse

August 23, 2022

ParkHub, a Dallas, TX-based provider of parking software and payments solutions, acquired Fuzse, a technology company focused on payments integrator. The amount of the deal was not disclosed. With the acquisition, ParkHub will strengthen the parking software provider's payments innovation…read more at www.finsmes.com

 

Amid what it calls a soaring global demand for cybersecurity services, a recent transplant to the region has raised one of the larger funding rounds for North Texas this year. TXOne Networks, which focuses on operational technology (OT) networks and…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

The University of North Texas BioDiscovery Institute's $1.4 million grant from the W. M. Keck Foundation is seeding research in sustainable medicine—literally. "What we're thinking long-term is that if plants can store medicines in seeds, you eat the seeds, and…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Lendistry—a minority-owned, tech-enabled lender that aims to lift underserved communities—is expanding to Texas by opening a Dallas office, the company announced at a launch event today at Dallas Startup Week. With $5 million in funding provided by Dallas-based Texas Capital…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

In an all-Frisco deal, PH Innovation Holdings (PHI), the operator of fitness gear and training tech platform company POWERHANDZ, announced landing a “multimillion-dollar” investment from Vanguard Holdings Group.Along with the new funding, Vanguard says it has issued a private tender…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

After raising more than $200 million since its launch in February, Dallas-based enterprise browser platform startup Island announced a new investment by Cisco Investments for an undisclosed amount. Formed in 2020, Island's enterprise-focused browser is built upon Chromium, which powers…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Co-Founder Clifton Harness says TestFit is the first company to connect pro forma, construction cost, and asset design through building configurator software. The technology allows companies to "de-risk decisions" and log critical time savings when they develop new real estate.…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Grapevine-based BILT has landed $1.7 million from the USAF's venture capital fund. The Tactical Funding Increase (TACFI) award builds on its previous SBIR Phase II work with the Air Force. Bilt, the developer of an immersive 3D intelligent instructions app,…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

With new funding, Qualia Oto says it's entering the "next stage of corporate growth" and is one step closer to its mission of restoring hearing to those who have lost it. While not disclosing names of its new backers, the…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Publicly traded Fort Worth biotech firm Sanara MedTech, which focuses on surgical and wound care technologies, reported raising $16 million in equity from a single investor, per an SEC filing. Based on previous filings, the company, which trades on the…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

After moving from Uptown to the Oak Lawn area earlier this year in an effort to quadruple its headcount, real estate tech startup Nada has reported raising more than $5.7 million in equity from 19 investors. https://dallasinnovates.com/follow-the-money-fort-worth-biotech-raises-16m-vc-firm-raises-25m-for-debut-fund-s2-capital-surpasses-blackstone-as-regions-most-active-multifamily-investor/read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Wonder Works Studios, an Arlington-based developer of immersive gaming experiences, reported raising more than $5.5 million in two separate SEC Filings. In one, the creator of titles like "Overlook RP" and "TIMMEH" reported raising $2.7 million in options and securities…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Quiltt, a Dallas-based company offering turnkey consumer fintech infrastructure for small businesses has raised $4M in funding co-led by Greycroft and Newark Venture Partners and including participation by entities like Motivate Ventures, Abstraction Capital, Tectonic Capital and Bridge Investments. Quiltt…read more at techcrunch.com

 

Monetize closed on an undisclosed amount led by Aegon Asset Management who joins previous investors including College Loan Corp., Colchis Capital, and Chicago Ventures who funded Meritize in a prior round. According to a report on Dallas Innovates, the company…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Meritize is looking to capture continued growth following a pandemic-related slowdown. With new funding from the impact investment arm of Aegon Asset Management, the Frisco-based funding solutions provider for education and workforce development plans to "accelerate its momentum" to help…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

AmChel Communications Inc., a Wylie Texas based cellular tower services company, was acquired by KCI Technologies for an undisclosed amount. KCI plans to leverage AmChel's expertise in construction, deployment and maintenance of hundreds of macro and small cell installations throughout…read more at www.globenewswire.com

 

ReCode Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical startup using a non-viral lipid nanoparticle delivery platform for gene therapies, has closed a $120 million extension to a funding round it raised last year to help bring its lead programs to human trials and "follow…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

In a move that has already attracted the support of telcos, cloud providers and other equipment firms, and aiming to accelerate further its standing in 5G radio access networks (RAN) innovation and adoption, Qualcomm Technologies has acquired mobile network automation…read more at www.computerweekly.com

 

Texas-based voice biometric solution provider Illuma Labs has partnered with the New York Credit Union Association (NYCUA) and its affiliate UsNet. As part of the collaboration, NYCUA and UsNet have invested an undisclosed amount in Illuma Labs. The move comes…read more at www.biometricupdate.com

 

Nacuity Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing treatments for retinitis pigmentosa, cataracts and other ocular diseases caused by oxidative stress, today announced the closing of a $16.5 million Series B financing led by Foundation Fighting Blindness and its…read more at www.globenewswire.com

 

Heart Test Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSCS; HSCSW) ("HeartSciences" or the "Company"), a medical technology company focused on applying innovative AI-based technology to an ECG (also known as an EKG) to expand and improve an ECG's clinical usefulness, today announced the…read more at finance.yahoo.com

 

McKinney-based Playful Studios and its Wildcard Alliance subsidiary—led by Words With Friends co-founder Paul Bettner—raised the funding for Wildcard, which combines arena-style battles with a collectible card game. “With Wildcard, we're focused on fun first, building a next-generation 'spectator sport'…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Plano based Delivery Solutions has been acquired by UPS for an undisclosed amount. The delivery company agnostic platform allows retailers to meet the specific needs of their customers while maintaining complete control of their e-Commerce brand experience. The purchase is…read more at about.ups.com

 

Touchpoint Software, a division of The Pursuant Group, Inc. based in Dallas, has agreed to be purchased by Cass Information System, Inc. (NASDAQ: CASS) for an undisclosed amount. Touchpoint will be merged with Gyve Generosity Services, also owned by Cass,…read more at www.businesswire.com

 

STEMuli, a Dallas based education startup with a first of a kind 3D game-based learning system, announced that it has received USD3.25 million in seed funding co-led by Valor Ventures and Slauson & Co, which also saw participation from Draper…read more at www.theglobaleconomics.com

 

Heart Test Laboratories Inc (dba HeartSciences) a Southlake (Dallas) health science device developer and manufacturer applied to go public on NASDAQ. The company uses AI within its ECG (EKG) device to improve heart disease assessment. The company's goal is early…read more at www.nasdaq.com

 

Pathlock is reshaping the access governance market as it announces mergers with Appsian, the Dallas-based leading provider of ERP data security solutions. The company also announced a merger with Security Weaver and the acquisition of CSI Tools and SAST Solutions.…read more at pathlock.com

 

With this round of funding OxeFit has raised in excess of $35M from mostly athletes including Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott.  The Plano-based digital fitness systems company has announced new funding from backers including PGA golfer Dustin Johnson and Los…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Full service data analytics company Teknion Data Solutions has been acquired by Resultant, a consulting firm specializing in technology, data analytics, and digital transformation.  Irving-based Teknion has over 20 years of solving data challenges  for clients across a number of…read more at www.businesswire.com

 

VitalTech has raised an additional $14M in funding from undisclosed investors following its $11.76M Series A led by BayMed Venture Partners in June 2021. The company, based in Plano, provides full patient monitoring across the care continuum utilizing AI and…read more at www.sec.gov

 

SALT, a Grapevine Texas company focused on enhancing the prospect acquisition process for independent agents selling home and auto insurance, has raised a $2M series A. The round was led by Eagle Venture Fund of Southlake. The use of funds…read more at www.prnewswire.com

 

Wink, a Dallas Based pioneer in 3FA authentication has raised $2.85M pre-seed in funding as it looks to expand on its e-commerce platform. Wink three-factor authentication uses voice, facial, and device recognition for secure e-commerce without passwords. The pre-seed funding…read more at www.biometricupdate.com

 

Buff City Soap, the plant-based home and personal care brand, has secured additional funding from General Atlantic. The company has added over 130 stores since the initial investment from General Atlantic and has more than 215 stores in 30 states.…read more at www.manchestertimes.com

 

Dallas based HireLogic, a human resources software company utilizing artificial intelligence (AI) to improve the hiring and interview processes, has raised $4M in seed funding. Investors in the round include Edward J. Zander, former chief executive officer and chairman of…read more at www.hirelogic.com

 

Dallas-based real estate and fintech startup Fintech has secured $8M in equity seed funding and $27M in dedicated debt funding co-led by Vertical Venture Partners and LiveOak Venture Partners with participation from Revel Partners, Great Oaks VC, and Greg Waldorf…read more at www.finsmes.com

 

Dallas based Stride Funding, a student finance startup, raised $4M from undisclosed investor(s). The company raised a $12M series A round in December 2021. Stride's income share agreement model provides students an alternative to traditional fixed payment installment loans. The…read more at www.sec.gov

 

Lewisville TX based RedCritter raised $1M from undisclosed investor(s). The company, which offers business solution software that enables enterprises to manage, showcase, and reward employee achievements, has not issued a press release. The company has had at least one prior…read more at www.sec.gov

 

Firehawk Aerospace, a company that specializes in high performance hybrid propulsion technologies has received funding from Raytheon Missiles & Defense, a subsidiary of Raytheon Technologies. The company holds several patents related to hybrid propulsion, propellants and manufacturing methods. The two…read more at www.rtx.com

 

Health broadcasting and HCP recruitment firm ConneXion360 is being acquired by Relevate Health for an undisclosed amount. Relevate looks to grow through ConneXion360's broadcasting platform and health care provider recruitment network that specializes in creating access for its clients to…read more at www.prnewswire.com

 

In a press release Securly acquired Rhithm's for its best-in-class social, emotional, and mental wellness assessments, content, and insights platfor. The purchase adds to Securly's whole-student success platform to provide K-12 schools with the Rhithm's comprehensive student wellness solution analytics.…read more at www.businesswire.com

 

Hedera Hashgraph has entered into a strategic partnership with Swiss Digital Assets Institute (SDAI) – a professional training and education company – for the delivery of a custom-designed global "Hashgraph Innovation Program" out of Switzerland. Hedera has earmarked USD 16.3M…read more at finance.yahoo.com

 

Applied Blockchain, Inc. announced today the completion of its initial public offering of 8,000,000 shares of its common stock at $5.00 per share. The shares of common stock began trading on the Nasdaq Global Select Market on April 13, 2022,…read more at finance.yahoo.com

 

According to reports on PitchBook Dallas-based Sarah Flint, an online luxury footwear company, has raised $2.45M in a late stage VC round from undisclosed investors. The company has raised approximately $33M to date from investors including Spark Capital, Essential Investment…read more at pitchbook.com

 

Inform Diagnostics, a portfolio company of Avista Capital Partners, was acquired by Fulgent Genetics for $170M. Inform Diagnostics currently provides services to approximately 1,300 clients who represent over 2,700 physicians. With the acquisition Fulgent plans to expand its geographic reach,…read more at ir.fulgentgenetics.com

 

HundredX, a data analytics firm that gives brands access to millions of “ethically sourced” consumer experiences, has landed a Series D round that brings its total funding to more than $80 million. Its big-name investors include billionaire Charles Schwab and…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based Blitz Ventures Inc. (dba EnergyBot) has raised $2.1M to continue expansion of its online energy marketplace. The company was spun out of TXU Energy in 2018. View the SEC Form D filing. th, 2022read more at www.sec.gov

 

Launched in 2019, Hacware has raised $2.3M in an oversubscribed seed round led by Elevate Capital. The company has developed technology which integrates with Google Workspace and Office 365 to reduce phishing attacks by sending simulated attacks to identify risks.…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Critical Start, a Plano, TX based cybersecurity company which offers Managed Detection and Response (MDR) services has raised $215 million in funding from Vista Equity Partners to accelerate its expansion with midsize and large enterprise customers. The company's last round…read more at www.finsmes.com

 

Dallas-based HundredX announced closing of Series D funding led by prominent business leaders including Clark Hunt, Chairman and CEO of the Kansas City Chiefs and FC Dallas and Charles "Chuck" Schwab, discount brokerage pioneer. The company provides real time market…read more at www.prnewswire.com

 

Fort Worth-based Digital Seat Media raised $1.5M of funding as part of total investments of $11M to date that includes investments from Half Acre Capital. The funding is part of a $5M round which they hope to complete in the…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

According to Crunchbase, Plano-based Skyllfull has raised $2.8M Angel Round. The digital transformation company has an on-device app simulation that works to increase tech adoption, onboarding, and performance support. Visit Crunchbase for more information. st, 2022read more at www.crunchbase.com

 

OneDay, developer of an online application designed to empower businesses to become storytellers through video, has raised an undisclosed amount from Playfair Capital. The company previously raised $19M in Series B funding from Volition Capital in 2021. Investors in the…read more at pitchbook.com

 

Sangoma Technologies, the communications-as-a-service provider, has acquired Plano-based NetFortis for $80 million. The deal extends Sangoma's suite of cloud services with new MSP capabilities, which it says means more one-stop shopping for customers. It's the company's eleventh acquisition in eleven…read more at www.channelfutures.com

 

Zimperium, the mobile security platform purpose-built for enterprise environments, today announced it will be acquired for approximately $525 million by Liberty Strategic Capital, the private equity firm founded and led by former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Steven T. Mnuchin.…read more at www.zimperium.com

 

Dallas-based Juno has raised $10M in a Series A round led by Insight Partners. The company's digital engagement platform allows organizations to have a single platform to connect their global community whether networking, communicating, education, or events. The platform creates…read more at www.junolive.com

 

CyrusOne Inc, a Dallas-based data center and IT services manager, was acquired by KKR for $15B in a post-IPO equity deal. This accounts for $90.50/share as well as assumption of debt, in an all-cash transaction. CyrusOne had previously raised $1.8B in debt and post-IPO…read more at cyrusone.com

 

Just weeks after emerging from stealth, a local tech startup has become the region’s newest unicorn. Island, a company that says it’s creating the “desktop of the future,” unveiled a $115 million Series B funding round led by Insight Partners…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Founded in 1999 and headquartered in Frisco, Texas, iOLAP provides technology and data consulting services to clients in a range of industries. It's offerings include app design and development, data and analytics, AI and machine learning, and IT managed services.…read more at www.consultancy.uk

 

Colossal launched last September with a plan to "de-extinct" the woolly mammoth by using CRISPR genetic engineering to create a mammoth-elephant hybrid. With a total raise of $75 million to date, the startup aims to have its first set of…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Blockmetrix says Texas is in the midst of a "crypto mining gold rush"—and with fresh funding, the company looks to a future where mining bitcoin is only the beginning. The Dallas-based bitcoin mining startup has announced landing a $43 million…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

With 95 patents issued or pending on its tech, Fort Worth's Linear Labs wants to bring manufacturing back to the U.S., seeing the electrification supply chain as a "national security strategic imperative." Brad Hunstable launched Linear Labs in 2014 after…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Predictive analytics and micro-betting technology company nVenue has recently announced a fully-funded seed round after successfully raising $3.5M in late February. nVenue's female-led and founded data and micro-betting technology platform uses proprietary sports machine learning and artificial intelligence algorithms leverage…read more at www.nvenue.com

 

OpenGate Capital, a global private equity firm,  announced that it has made a strategic investment in Annex Cloud, a leading provider of SaaS customer retention and loyalty management solutions to mid-market and enterprise customers worldwide. The company will continue to…read more at opengatecapital.com

 

Distributed generation start-up Aspen Power Partners announced today that has raised $120 million with its latest financing round, and officially launched the distributed solar and storage platform. Aspen enables consumers at all income levels and businesses with hard-to-reach properties to…read more at www.esgtoday.com

 

Sandlogic, a prominent player in the Computer Vision and Edge AI space, has raised $4 million in funding in its pre-Series A round from Texas-based HNIs and serial investors Sanjay Singhania and Sai Kumar. This round follows the $360,000 seed…read more at yourstory.com

 

The company intends to use the funds to accelerate its pursuit of a public markets listing as well as execute on its business plan to become a significant player in the multi-trillion-dollar cryptocurrency space. Co-founded by crypto traders Giorgi Khazaradze,…read more at www.finsmes.com

 

A Southlake biotech firm has raised new funding and named a new leader on its path to help treat a disease for which there is currently no cure. Renibus Therapeutics, which focuses on treatments for acute and chronic kidney diseases,…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

With what’s likely to be one of the largest local funding rounds of the year, a North Texas tech company is looking to continue its “hypergrowth trajectory.” Addison-based cybersecurity company Securonix announced landing more than $1 billion in a growth…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

WeInfuse, the premier consulting and software platform for infusion therapy and medication delivery in the US, has acquired RxToolKit, a provider of clinical and safety education tools for medication preparation and administration. www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/weinfuse-acquires-rxtoolkit-301481679.htmlread more at www.prnewswire.com

 

With what’s likely to be one of the largest local funding rounds of the year, a North Texas tech company is looking to continue its “hypergrowth trajectory.” Addison-based cybersecurity company Securonix announced landing more than $1 billion in a growth…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas bill payments platform Highline announced its launch Wednesday, emerging from stealth with a $4.5 million seed funding round led by early-stage VC firms Foundation Capital and Costanoa Ventures. "The majority of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck, resulting in…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

PawTree, a Southlake-based maker of pet products, reported raising $3 million in equity and other options from nine investors. www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1582764/000089706922000063/xslFormDX01/primary_doc.xmlread more at www.sec.gov

 

Credit Bureau Connection a leading provider of credit report and compliance solutions to automotive dealers, lenders, and other end markets, announced today that it has acquired Dealer Safeguard Solutions a SaaS provider of compliance and workflow solutions for the automotive…read more at www.prnewswire.com

 

PlantSwitch, a Dallas-based start-up that is revolutionizing the food-packaging industry with high-quality, biodegradable plastic alternatives, today announced the close of a $3.25 million seed round, paving the path for further growth, specifically expansion of its product offerings and development of…read more at www.prnewswire.com

 

nThrive, a healthcare revenue cycle management software-as-a-service platform provider backed by Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. (together with certain affiliates, "Clearlake"), today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire PELITAS, a leading provider of healthcare patient access, digital patient…read more at www.prnewswire.com

 

raveling with the Southern Methodist University golf team, Dillon Baxter and Maxime Blandin hated the single-use paper straws they encountered, which often fell apart mid-drink. Their solution: PlantSwitch, a biodegradable straws and cutlery startup, which announced the closing of its…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Over the course of the pandemic, there's been a lot of talk about digital transformation. And with new funding, a local startup is looking to change "the way people consume technology." Krista Software, a Dallas-based business automation platform, announced landing…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

A new local startup is looking to become "where today's hybrid workforce lives," with the help of a massive investment. Emerging from stealth today, Island, a Dallas-based enterprise browser platform company, announced landing nearly $100 million in funding from early-stage…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

A Dallas-based startup is looking to help organizations extract insights straight from the voices of their customers. With its eyes on growth, Talkmap, a conversational intelligence platform, has landed an $8 million Series A funding round led by Massachusetts-based firm…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

If you haven’t heard of PlayersTV, there’s a chance you’ll know the name if you’re passing through an airport or spending the night at a hotel. After inking a distribution agreement with ReachTV in 2020, the TV streaming division of…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based startup ParkHub has received a growth investment of around $100 million from Philadelphia's LLR Partners. The transaction will accelerate continued growth for the company, which provides software and hardware services for the parking industry. www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2022/01/31/parkhub-investment-lrr-partners.htmlread more at www.bizjournals.com

 

Change is coming to the coworking and flexible space world in North Texas. Dallas-based Common Desk announced Tuesday that it has agreed to be acquired by WeWork Inc. in a deal that should close in March. WeWork said in a…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based o9 Solutions, an enterprise AI software platform provider and startup unicorn, today announced $296 million in equity investments from a group including General Atlantic and its climate investing venture BeyondNetZero; pure-play sustainability investment manager Generation Investment Management; and existing…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Richardson-based Skyven Technologies today announced a $4 million institutional seed funding round. The round was oversubscribed and was led by VoLo Earth Ventures, along with Global Founders Capital and the SWAN Impact Network. Skyven also received California Energy Commission grant…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

As fun as driving a new—or new to you—car can be, sometimes the hassle of the purchase puts a damper on the whole experience. What if your loan isn’t approved? How embarrassing is that to hear from your salesperson? Makes…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based tech and DTC (direct to consumer) fulfillment company FB Flurry was acquired by Cart.com, an Austin-based end-to-end e-commerce software and services provider. "Their customer-focused, tech-forward approach to omnichannel support perfectly complements Cart.com's powerful suite of end-to-end e-commerce tools and…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Listeners on Call, a communication platform for loneliness and mental health, raised $1.8M of venture funding from undisclosed investors. www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/0001787332/000178733222000001/xslFormDX01/primary_doc.xmlread more at www.sec.gov

 

Dataprise, a leading strategic IT managed service provider, today announced the acquisition of Global Data Vault, a leader in Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS), Backup-as-a-Service (BaaS) and modern data protection solutions. Founded in 2004, Global Data Vault is a recognized leader in the…read more at www.prnewswire.com

 

DLI and its Truck Direct Mail (“TDM”) software platform will broaden the platform capabilities of Royal Alliances to better serve the combined customer base, which consists of insurance, financial services, government, and direct mail organizations. The TDM platform helps customers…read more at www.einnews.com

 

Dallas-based Dottid, which offers a software-as-a-service technology platform for asset management and leasing transactions, has formed a partnership with Lincoln Property Company to drastically transform the services the international real estate firm is able to offer. Dottid aims to disrupt…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Payix, a Bedford-based payment tech platform marketed to auto lenders, was acquired by Atlanta's Repay Holdings Corp. in a deal potentially worth as much as $115 million. The acquisition was announced yesterday and included $95 million paid at closing with…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

ServiceTitan, a leading software provider for the trades, announced today that it has entered a definitive agreement to acquire FieldRoutes (formerly PestRoutes and Lobster Marketing), a leading cloud-based and mobile SaaS provider in the pest control and lawn care industry.…read more at www.prnewswire.com

 

Nacuity Pharmaceuticals a developer of healthcare therapies for ophthalmological disorders, raised $11.6M of venture funding from undisclosed investors. www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1690279/000169027922000001/xslFormDX01/primary_doc.xmlread more at www.sec.gov

 

Repay Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: RPAY) ("REPAY"), a leading provider of vertically-integrated payment solutions, today announced it has acquired Payix for up to $115 million. The acquisition was financed with cash on hand and available revolver capacity. REPAY also announced the…read more at www.businesswire.com

 

Security-as-a-service startup ContraForce revealed today that it has raised $2 million in seed funding from DataTribe and has launched into general availability. Founded in 2020 by industry security and cloud experts from Armor Defense Inc., McAfee Corp. and Intel Corp.,…read more at siliconangle.com

 

One in three pets will be lost during their lifetime, according to the American Humane Association. Halo co-founder Ken Ehrman knows that all too well. In 2017 his young niece's dog Ruby escaped from an "invisible fence" and got run…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Mercado Labs, an online platform that automates the first mile of the import supply chain, announced today it has closed a Series A investment led by SJF Ventures. Existing investors, LiveOak Venture Partners, Ironspring Ventures, and Supply Chain Ventures also…read more at sjfventures.com

 

We’re racing toward an electrified future—ditching gas-guzzlers for EVs, storing energy from solar panels, and adding constant new stockpiles of electronic devices. That will require countless millions of new batteries. One way to produce them? Recyling lithium-ion batteries and rare…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

iDonate, a leader in digital giving software and solutions, has completed a $15.2 million round of Series B financing dedicated to business development and continued growth. The growing Plano-based company, whose tagline is "innovating generosity," says the capital will help…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

XIFIN, a health IT company best known for its revenue cycle management platform and support for top diagnostic laboratories in the U.S., today announced its entrance into the pharmacy market through the strategic acquisition of OmniSYS, a leading provider of…read more at hitconsultant.net

 

Finn Partners is adding Medika.Life, a global health-sector opinion and news platform, as a unique operating unit, effective at the start of next year. Medika.Life hosts more than 40 authors who cover content across general medicine, health policy, ecohealth, disease…read more at www.prweek.com

 

Prolucent Health, a Dallas-based provider of healthcare workforce optimization software and services, has raised $11.5 million in new Series A funding. Launched in August 2020 by healthtech entrepreneur Bruce Springer, the startup wants to revolutionize the way the healthcare industry…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Prolucent Health(r), a leading provider of enterprise-wide healthcare workforce optimization software and services, today announced it has raised $11.5 million in new funding. The round was co-led by SpringTide Ventures and Health Velocity Capital with participation from UnityPoint Health Ventures.…read more at www.businesswire.com

 

The Glimpse Group, a leader in the virtual reality and augmented reality platform industry, has agreed in principle to purchase Sector 5 Digital, an award-winning immersive technology company based in Fort Worth, officials from both companies confirmed on this week.…read more at fortworthinc.com

 

After nearly a year in stealth mode, a new B2B product from Dallas-based Zirtue is officially making its debut. Today the fintech opened its Alternative Payment Solution to enterprise businesses, offering customers a way to pay bills directly through the…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

PDI, a global provider of leading enterprise management software for the convenience retail and petroleum wholesale industries, has acquired Koupon, a leader in providing convenience retailers and consumer packaged goods (CPG) brands with more effective ways to engage with their…read more at www.citybiz.co

 

Tango, a Dallas-area provider of lifecycle management and integrated workplace management software, is set to propel its next stage of growth with a majority equity investment from Berkshire Partners. Offering expertise in analytics and consulting, Tango helps companies plan, find,…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

It’s been a major year for Shiftsmart—and it’s capping it off with a $95 million Series B funding round announced today. The flexible labor platform for workforce management was founded in Dallas in 2015, but ramped up exposure last year…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Award-winning education funding startup, Stride Funding, announced the closing of a $12 million Series A financing round led by Firework Ventures, co-founded by Brigette Lau and Ashley Bittner. Other investors include impact investors such as Juvo Ventures and Graham Holdings…read more at www.prnewswire.com

 

Dallas-based Evry Health has emerged from stealth to offer North Texas companies "reliable, value-based healthcare" for their employees. Evry's plans come with a high-tech, mobile-first twist-making accessing healthcare as easy as tapping an app. "With today's technology, signing up for…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

GPS Insight, a leading provider of SaaS-based fleet management software and complementary solutions in the United States and Canada, today announced the acquisition of FieldAware, the leader in made-for-mobile, cloud-based field service solutions. The acquisition advances field services and fleet…read more at www.prnewswire.com

 

Apogee, a Garland-based publisher of interactive entertainment game software, raised $5M of angel funding from undisclosed investors. www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1817359/000181735921000001/xslFormDX01/primary_doc.xmlread more at www.sec.gov

 

LoanLogics, a digital mortgage solutions provider creating the premier investor network ecosystem for digital loan commerce, announced today its acquisition of LoanBeam, a provider of income calculation and verification technology endorsed by government-sponsored entities (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.…read more at loanlogics.com

 

Aerolane is building a new logistics method, delivering shipments as fast as same-day and as affordably as the cost of ground https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/aerolaneread more at www.crunchbase.com

 

The CBD market is booming, with products bringing in around $5 billion in the U.S. last year. But according to Chad Collins, the retail market is littered with issues in quality, manufacturing, and transparency. That's why he focuses on the…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based Solutions by Text has received $35 million in growth financing-its first institutional investment-led by Edison Partners. SBT assists financial firms with texting services for marketing efforts. www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2021/11/30/solutions-by-text-ceo-investment.htmlread more at www.bizjournals.com

 

MD Farma, healthcare professionals' most trusted and recommended clinical cannabinoid (CBD) company, announced today a Series A investment from Altacrest Capital. The funding will support MD Farma's expansion of its clinical product portfolio, only available through healthcare professionals, and the…read more at www.prnewswire.com

 

Applied Blockchain (OTCPK:APLD) has filed to raise $75 million in an IPO of its common stock, according to an S-1 registration statement. The firm provides co-hosted mining services for a variety of cryptocurrency mining companies. APLD is still at a…read more at seekingalpha.com

 

Today, leading venue management software provider Clubspeed announced the acquisition of Vantora, a fast-growing online booking and waiver management software vendor. Clubspeed will acquire Vantora for an undisclosed sum in an effort to expand its market leadership and product portfolio.…read more at www.businesswire.com

 

LTK pioneered the creator economy when it was founded in 2011, launching a new category that monetized Instagram and allowed lifestyle creators to become entrepreneurs. Now the Dallas-based company has new funding to back its status as an industry titan:…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

UT Southwestern’s Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center has been awarded CPRIT $5.5 million in grants

November 19, 2021

UT Southwestern’s Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center has been awarded $5.5 million in grants from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT). Kalil Abdullah, M.D. (above), assistant professor of neurological surgery, received $1.5 million for his work on gliomas, the most common type of brain tumor. Other CPRIT awards include: $1.5M to David Gerber, M.D.,professor of internal medicine and population and data sciences and associate director of clinical research, to include more minorities in clinical trials; $2M to the Moncrief Cancer Institute in Fort Worth to expand lung cancer screening and patient navigation; $250K to biochemistry professors Uttam Tambar, Ph.D. and Bruce Posner, Ph.D. to explore a new strategy for drug discovery for a broad range of cancer types;

 

AvodahMed, a transformative SaaS company powering human-centered integrated artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities, announced today closing $7 million in seed funding to advance AvodahMed's digital healthcare platform. Launched by Avodah in 2020, AvodahMed connects medical providers and patients through bidirectional remote…read more at www.marketscreener.com

 

Still preparing for its IPO, Nubank announced this Wednesday (17) the acquisition of artificial intelligence fintech Olivia. The startup develops an app that helps users to plan their expenses and save money. Created in 2016, in the United States, by…read more at labsnews.com

 

Rosy Wellness is taking a massive leap forward in advancing its mission to transform the sex lives of women across the country. The Dallas-based startup has closed a $2 million round of seed funding to further develop its flagship platform,…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Booking Holdings Inc. has entered into an agreement to acquire Dallas-based Getaroom to better support partners and customers as the travel industry continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. The approximately $1.2 billion deal is subject to customary closing conditions,…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Blackstone announced today that funds managed by Blackstone Tactical Opportunities have entered into a definitive agreement to make a significant, strategic investment in Life Science Logistics, a leading, national provider of healthcare supply chain solutions. The investment is intended to…read more at www.businesswire.com

 

Dallas based Sportsbook2022, a sports betting technology company raised $3.6M of angel funding from undisclosed investors. www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1890311/000189031121000001/xslFormDX01/primary_doc.xmlread more at www.sec.gov

 

Dallas-based Ellie Diagnostics announced a new capital partnership today to propel its mission of putting wellness at the core of animal health. Through an undisclosed investment from Avego Healthcare Capital, the private equity arm of Avego Management, Ellie plans to…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Texas-based True Velocity has announced that it will acquire next-generation weapon manufacturer LoneStar Future Weapons in a transaction valued at approximately $84 million. The strategic acquisition enables True Velocity to extend its innovative approach to lightweight ammunition development and advanced…read more at www.prnewswire.com

 

Canadian information management company OpenText has entered a deal valued at $860 million to acquire Dallas-based Zix Corp. Inc. Zix offers cloud email security, threat protection, and compliance cloud solutions to small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in healthcare, finance, and…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based Vaxxinity—which is using synthetic peptides to develop a “safe and mild” COVID-19 vaccine along with vaccine therapies for several chronic diseases—plans to go public this Thursday under the NASDAQ symbol VAXX. The biotech aims to raise $100 million by…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

VoiceSage, an Irish headquartered company, a global cloud communication company, acquires 2sms to build its presence in the U.S. market. This is our first strategic acquisition, so we are very excited to expand our capabilities. The Irish mobile messaging solution…read more at www.businesswire.com

 

With a new combined seed and Series A round of $11.7 million, Founder and CEO Billy Stevens is using his patent-pending technology to help businesses automate dispatching technicians. www.bizjournals.com/dallas/inno/stories/fundings/2021/10/28/sera-systems-billy-stevens.htmlread more at www.bizjournals.com

 

BackBox, a Tel-Aviv, Israel-based network automation innovator, has made two major moves to progress as a pioneer in comprehensive network management and security solutions: It closed on a $32 million Series A round and relocated its global headquarters to Dallas.…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) continued its strong support of Southlake-based OncoNano Medicine today by announcing it will convert $18.4 million in grant award funding into an equity investment in OncoNano. This conversion will close OncoNano's…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Kellie Mumphrey, founder and CEO of Garland-based MilkSpace (above), was the big winner at the Veteran Women’s Enterprise Center 4BUSINESSRECOVERY pitch Wednesday. To help nursing moms, MilkSpace provides pop-up canopy “lactation spaces” to outdoor public space operators and event organizers.…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based ReCode Therapeutics, a biopharma that uses its proprietary non-viral lipid nanoparticle delivery platform in disease-modifying genetic medicines, has closed $80 million in Series B financing. The oversubscribed funding round was co-led by Pfizer Ventures, the venture capital arm of…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Element Finance has raised a $32 million Series A round at a $320 million valuation. The company has been building a new DeFi (decentralized finance) protocol on top of the Ethereum blockchain. It lets you earn predictable returns on investments…read more at techcrunch.com

 

Seattle-based tax software company Avalara (NYSE: AVLR) announced Monday it has acquired property tax software company CrowdReason LLC. The companies aren't disclosing financial terms of the deal. www.bizjournals.com/seattle/inno/stories/news/2021/10/19/avalara-acquires-crowdreason.htmlread more at www.bizjournals.com

 

Seattle-based tax software company Avalara (NYSE: AVLR) announced Monday it has acquired property tax software company CrowdReason LLC. The companies aren't disclosing financial terms of the deal. The news comes less than a month after Avalara announced it acquired California-based…read more at www.bizjournals.com

 

Plano-based AmplifAI, an artificial intelligence startup dedicated to improving employee satisfaction, has closed on an $18.5 million round of Series A funding led by Greycroft, a seed-to-growth venture capital firm located in New York and Los Angeles. The capital is…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Otto, a fintech startup which aims to allow people to tap into their vehicle's equity for access to credit, has raised $4.5 million in a seed round of funding. The Dallas-based company is building a mobile platform that will essentially…read more at techcrunch.com

 

Solo Brands, a Southlake-based maker of fire pits, camping stoves, and other outdoor lifestyle products, has filed for an initial public offering. According to the company’s SEC filing, it stated a listing size of $100 million, though that’s most likely…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based events planning startup Fêtefully has received $1.3 million in a seed round led by L.A. VC firm Slauson & Co, with participation by Florida-based Gurtin Ventures. Fêtefully's Founder and CEO GiGi McDowell told NTX Inno she plans to launch…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas’ Cypress Growth Capital, a royalty-based growth capital investor focused on software and technology-enabled service companies, has made the first investment out of its newest $50 million fund in a local company. Cypress announced an investment of $2.8 million in…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Plano-based crypto mining and data center infrastructure company TMGcore reported raising $20 million in debt funding and convertible promissory notes from five investors, per an SEC filing. According to Tech Crunch, the company already has around $70 million in funding,…read more at www.bizjournals.com

 

Rootines helps the neurodiverse community by tracking their daily moods and routines. Developed initially for those on the autism spectrum, the app will soon support patients with other conditions like ADHD and bi-polar disorder. The $1 million angel investment was…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Richardson-based Gramercy Extremity Orthopedics (GEO) has completed a $9.83 million round of Series A funding

September 27, 2021

Richardson-based Gramercy Extremity Orthopedics (GEO) has completed a $9.83 million round of Series A funding to scale its technology and expand its suite of products in the U.S. extremity market. GEO offers an industry-first, cost-effective system that aims to revolutionize the way doctors deliver care in the operating room. The proprietary mobile implant and instrumentation inventory system, which is enabled with RFID technology, can hold more than 1,000 items for any specific facility, helping orthopedists and podiatrists better manage the surgical environment.

 

Arlington-based Abexxa Biologics Inc. has been acquired by a German pharmaceutical company. Boehringer Ingelheim

September 27, 2021

Arlington-based Abexxa Biologics Inc. has been acquired by a German pharmaceutical company. Boehringer Ingelheim plans to use Abexxa's tech in targeting cancer-specific proteins located inside the cell to boost its tumor-antigen discovery and ways of targeting intracellular antigens. It could lead to new cancer immunotherapies that are effective in a broader range of patients. In 2016, Boehringer's investment arm awarded Abexxa its initial investment funding. Abexxa then won its Ingelheim's Innovation Prize later that year.

 

The health tech firm TrySecondOpinion,Inc is excited to announce the completion of successful 'friends and family' funding round with overwhelming response. "The speed and investor quality that includes likes various diversified Angel investors validates TrySecondOpinions's resonating message and value proposition,"…read more at www.prnewswire.com

 

Fort Worth based Digital Seat Media raises $2.1m in equity. The company uses QR codes to allow fans at sporting events to engage with teams, venues, or brands. www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1771135/000177113521000001/xslFormDX01/primary_doc.xmlread more at www.sec.gov

 

With a second $5 million investment in the U.S. Black Founders Fund, Google for Startups has selected 50 Black founders as recipients of the $100K non-dilutive capital. Locally, that includes Fêtefully, Safer Management, and XR Sports Group. dallasinnovates.com/three-dallas-startups-join-google-for-startups-black-founders-fund/read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Boehringer Ingelheim today announced the acquisition of Abexxa Biologics Inc., a biopharmaceutical company taking a new approach in the fields of immuno-oncology and oncology research to develop the next generation of precision medicines designed to revolutionize cancer treatments. The acquisition…read more at www.boehringer-ingelheim.us

 

VOSS Solutions has acquired data analytics and monitoring software firm LayerX Technologies. The acquisition forms an "important" part of VOSS' growth strategy and was made to support the accelerated business transformation journeys customers are undertaking as a result of the…read more at www.uctoday.com

 

Dallas-based Shavelogic Inc. has landed $100 million in new capital from investment banking firm Jefferies Group, the company announced. A relatively new brand in the skincare and grooming space, the innovation- and tech-driven brand is challenging a nearly $11 billion…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Junction AI has developed a product that takes unstructured data, analyzes it and then returns insights and recommendations, specifically for advertising and marketing. The product integrates into existing platforms and looks at the data surrounding advertising and marketing campaigns and…read more at paxmv.com

 

The National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health has awarded $1.5 million to Nanoscope Therapeutics for its ambient light-activatable optogenetic gene therapy. Bedford-based Nanoscope, a TechFW client, was given the Phase 2b Small Business Research Innovation (SBIR) grant…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based Evolon Technology Inc., an advanced video surveillance platform, has raised $16 million in Series A funding and aims to expand. Founded by former engineers and scientists from the Los Alamos National Laboratory more than a decade ago, the company…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based CollateralEdge emerged from stealth today with a fintech platform that could boost local economies across the U.S. by helping commercial banks increase lending capacity for small to mid-sized companies nationwide. The startup has already raised an oversubscribed $3.5 million…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

McKinney-based CourMed was selected as the first company to get access to Microsoft’s $50 million capital fund that supports small businesses. The award furthers Microsoft’s commitment to expanding opportunities for Black and African American-owned partners. Launched in 2018 as a…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based Immerss, a live video ecommerce provider that aims to redefine the at-home shopping experience, has raised $1.1 million in seed funding led by Oak Stream Investors and Muse Family Enterprises. Immerss said that the new capital will allow it…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Electric, the industry leader in providing world-class IT technology and real-time support for small and medium-sized businesses, today announced the acquisition of Techvera, a premier IT support provider based in North Texas. Techvera has been a leader in the IT…read more at www.prnewswire.com

 

Dallas-based prebiotic beverage brand Poppi is taking on “big soda” with its clean, better-for-you product options—and it’s gotten some star-powered backing to do so. Poppi today announced a $13 million funding round to expand distribution, scale its internal team, and…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Zebra Technologies, which offers front-line solutions to help businesses achieve a performance edge, announced today that it plans to acquire Frisco-based Antuit.ai. The transaction is expected to close this year, subject to customary closing conditions. Terms were not disclosed. The…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Just months after launching in March with a $2.9 million oversubscribed funding round, Dallas-based Recuro Health has brought in more capital to continue accelerating its growth. The digital health solutions company has raised $15 million in Series A financing led…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

InVeris Training Solutions, a provider of virtual and live-fire training systems for domestic and international law enforcement customers, has acquired Dallas-based SURVIVR. Brian Hoang and his co-founder, Marwan Kodeih, originally founded SURVIVR in 2016 as a game development studio called…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Rosy recently announced that $1.345 million of its $2 million seed offering had been secured. The round will be led by True Wealth Ventures, an Austin-based VC fund that invests in female-led companies, with additional participation from Portfolia. dallasinnovates.com/rosy-continues-its-pandemic-momentum-raising-1-3m-of-a-2m-seed-offering/read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Philadelphia-headquartered Comcast Business, the country's largest cable provider to small and mid-size businesses, has signed an agreement to acquire local networking services provider Masergy. The deal will accelerate Comcast Business' growing effort to serve more large and mid-size companies, according…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

A fast-expanding software company has been acquired after recently winning a multimillion legal case. ResMan, a property management platform provider, has become part of Tennessee's Inhabit IQ, according to a statement. Terms were not disclosed. www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2021/08/27/inhabit-iq-acquires-resman.htmlread more at www.bizjournals.com

 

Dallas fintech Indyfin, which offers an online platform to pair independent financial advisers with new clients, is fueling new growth with a $2 million raise led by Leo Capita. dallasinnovates.com/icymi-whats-new-and-next-in-dallas-fort-worth-innovation/read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

A new startup in Dallas emerged from stealth today with $4.4 million in seed funding and a goal of modernizing incident response. BreachQuest is a cybersecurity firm that's building the "first modern incident response platform." Called PRIORI, the tech will…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas fintech Indyfin, which offers an online platform to pair independent financial advisers with new clients, is fueling new growth with a $2 million raise led by Leo Capita. CEO Akshay Singh told the DBJ his company plans to use…read more at www.bizjournals.com

 

A new startup in Dallas emerged from stealth today with $4.4 million in seed funding and a goal of modernizing incident response. BreachQuest is a cybersecurity firm that's building the "first modern incident response platform." Called PRIORI, the tech will…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

A Plano start-up that works on video streaming is selling to a public company in New Zealand. Pushpay, a payments and engagement services provider for faith-based and nonprofit groups, has made an agreement to acquire Resi Media LLC for $150…read more at www.bizjournals.com

 

When Dr. Lyndsey Harper founded Rosy Wellness, she set out on a mission to bring women the help they need and deserve for their sexual health problems. Armed with years of experience as an OB-GYN and funding from angel and…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Most startup origin stories don't begin on an NFL field, but that's where founder, CEO and offensive tackle Jason Fox conceptualized the idea behind Earbuds. As he watched first overall draft pick Cam Newton warm up before a game in…read more at techcrunch.com

 

Dialectic Therapeutics, a Texas-based clinical stage biotechnology company focused on creating innovative new technologies to treat cancer, today announced it has received a $14.4 million Texas Company (TXCO) Product Development Research Award from the Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of…read more at www.prnewswire.com

 

Veryable, a Dallas tech company that connects businesses to independent workers for manufacturing and distribution, has raised a $31.9 million Series A round to continue working toward its goal to “variablize” labor. The funding was led by Gigafund, a VC…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Zabo, a Dallas-based data aggregator for cryptocurrency, today announced its acquisition by Coinbase, a crypto exchange platform. Zabo's technology connects cryptocurrency accounts making it easy for users to unify their crypto holdings. The core tech is a good fit with…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas cybersecurity startup SolCyber launched from stealth today, announcing it has raised $20 million in Series A funding. The funding round was led by San Francisco-based ForgePoint Capital. SolCyber will use the investment to extend its tech offerings, build market…read more at www.prnewswire.com

 

Since launching in 2018, the team at Nada has been hard at work. Initially, Dallas-based Nada raised around $800K from private and institutional investors to quickly garner traction for its all-in-one online solution that acts as an alternative to the…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

BILT Inc., which makes a 3D smartphone app to help folks assemble things on their own at home, today announced its latest capital infusion: a $9 million dollar investment from Silverton Partners. Grapevine-based Bilt, which saw increased demand last year…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

When OneDay initially launched its video storytelling technology in 2017, it transformed the way people preserved their loved ones' life stories. But the Dallas-based startup had unearthed a solution that actually had myriad applications-and today, the team is rapidly iterating…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Martin UAV, a Plano-based aerospace company specializing in unmanned aircraft systems and associated flight control software, has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by fast-growing artificial intelligence developer Shield AI. The deal is meant to reinforce Shield AI's…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Paris, France-based Atos, a global leader in digital transformation with 105,000 employees, annual revenue of $13+ billion, and a North American HQ in Irving, has acquired two Dallas-area companies: Richardson-based Nimbix, a global high-performance computing (HPC) cloud platform provider, and…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based digital health solutions provider MediBookr is continuing its momentum. On the heels of a bridge round in October and a fast feature rollout spurred by the pandemic, the startup has now been acquired by the parent organization of a…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based caregiver support company Cariloop expects to triple the size of its company and address the COVID-era caregiving crisis with its $15 million in new funding. Atlanta-based Noro-Moseley Partners, which first connected with Cariloop in 2016, led the funding round…read more at www.dallasnews.com

 

Uber Freight, the rideshare giant's trucking arm, entered into a definitive agreement today to acquire Frisco-based logistics software firm Transplace for approximately $2.25 billion. The deal consisted of up to $750 million in common stock of parent company Uber, and…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Apty, a Frisco developer of Digital Adoption Platform (DAP) software for enterprises to improve complex business platforms, has secured $7.5 million in Series A funding led by 645 Ventures. The deal comes on the heels of Apty raising $5.4 million…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

A fast-growing local software company that aims to help organizations develop their own leaders has closed on a $10 million Series A round led by technology investment firm Bedrock. The Plano-based company-fittingly named Leadr-just launched in June 2019 to equip…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Golf superstar Rory McIlroy has always been great at putting. Now he’s driving his way into the business of golf entertainment. Dallas-based Drive Shack announced today that McIlroy and his investment partnership, Symphony Ventures, are investing $10 million in Puttery,…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

The University of North Texas is partnering with two Dallas-area startups on breakthrough mobility solutions-with part of an estimated $600K in total funding provided by the NTCMT. One startup is developing an airspace hazard identification and alerting service to ensure…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Gig Wage, the local fintech behind technology that empowers 1099 workers with more control, has welcomed Clarisa Lindenmeyer as its chief of staff to the CEO and chief brand officer. In this latest addition to the executive team, Lindenmeyer will…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Irving-based Sow Good, which aims to produce the highest quality and most nutritious products in the freeze-dried food industry raised $3m in equity funding. The company, previously operating as Black Ridge Oil and Gas, last month announced that it was…read more at www.sec.gov

 

Satori Capital Invests in Formulife

July 2, 2021

Satori Capital, a Texas-based investment firm founded on the principles of conscious capitalism, announced today an investment in Formulife. Based in Allen, Texas, Formulife is a value-added developer and specialty contract manufacturer of custom-formulated nutritional supplements in powder, capsule, and tablet form for sports nutrition, fitness, and health and wellness brands that sell their products primarily via e-commerce. The company's in-house research, development, and flavoring laboratory allows it to design formulas to incorporate on-trend, high-quality ingredients, maximize solubility, and produce industry-leading flavors.

 

Dallas-based software company Arcade, which uses gamified micro-incentives to boost the productivity of sales teams, has closed on a $4.5 million growth seed round to grow its team and strengthen its offerings. The funding was led by VC firm Stage…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Sometimes it can be difficult to identify the voices of family and friends while on the phone, something that becomes even more important when you're trying to ID a voice for sensitive financial information. Illuma Labs, a Plano-based secure voice…read more at www.bizjournals.com

 

Local artisans in Morocco, India, Peru, and beyond used to have to wait for travelers to discover their wares. The Citizenry changed that by giving them a way to sell their hand-crafted, fair trade home décor over the Internet to…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Toronto-based publicly traded esports firm GameSquare Esports has acquired Frisco's Complexity Gaming in a $27 million deal. Per the DMN, the all-stock transaction values Complexity at $33 million. Together, the two organizations aim to build a "global esports powerhouse." The…read more at www.dallasnews.com

 

Local artisans in Morocco, India, Peru, and beyond used to have to wait for travelers to discover their wares. The Citizenry changed that by giving them a way to sell their hand-crafted, fair trade home décor over the Internet to…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

A Fort Worth-based programmatic advertising and agency management software company has received an investment from a major private equity firm. Blackstone on June 28 announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to make a significant equity investment in Simpli.fi.…read more at fortworthbusiness.com

 

Dallas' own rideshare service, Alto, has completed a $45 million round of Series B financing-its largest yet-to continue propelling national growth and transforming the industry. The infusion of capital will fund a major pivot for the local startup: Going electric.…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-headquartered Envy Gaming, one of the world’s largest esports and entertainment organizations, has made a strategic investment in fellow Dallas local Botisimo, a provider of comprehensive tools for streamers, to extend the duo’s longtime relationship. The move brings two major…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Specializing in compliance solutions for automotive, RV, marine, and powersports lenders, Colleyville-based Lender Compliance Technologies (LCT), has raised $4.15 million in a Series A funding round to further the development of its technology solutions. Dedicated to supporting automotive entrepreneurs, businesses,…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Plano-based Clapper, a social media app that’s had more than 1M downloads, has raised $3 million in a seed round

June 22, 2021

Plano-based Clapper, a social media app that's had more than 1M downloads, has raised $3 million in a seed round, reports the DBJ. It's the first funding for the year-old company, which plans to use the capital for office space, bandwidth, and hiring.

 

Enseo, a Plano-based provider of in-room technology services, has secured a growth investment from H.I.G. Capital to rapidly accelerate its organic and inorganic growth. The investment gives H.I.G. a majority stake in the company. The hospitality tech company plans to…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Southlake-based OncoNano Medicine, a spinout of University of Texas Southwestern that develops products to diagnose and treat cancer, has raised around $50 million in Series B financing to continue the momentum of its technology, which the biotech says can diagnose…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Ever toured an apartment and fell in love with the model unit? You're not alone. Harvard Business School grad Cameron Johnson is a former institutional real estate investor and Greystar exec turned startup founder who realized that very often, "renters…read more at techcrunch.com

 

Aiden Technologies, a leading autonomous endpoint security managed services provider of patch management solutions for Microsoft Windows, has raised $2.9 million in a seed funding round. Led by Right Side Capital Management and a number of institutional and individual investors,…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Now that's how you clean up. Dallas-based Buff City Soap announced yesterday it has raised new funding from global growth equity firm General Atlantic. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The new funding follows earlier investments from Crux Capital…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Student suicides. Childhood hunger. Kids with hidden challenges who fall through the cracks. Schools have struggled with these issues for years. Then COVID added remote learning and social isolation, creating a national crisis. It would be facile to say "there's…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Plano-based Accelerate Real Asset Management, a growth-oriented real asset platform, sees a significant renewable transformation happening in the U.S. economy. That's why the team plans to capture attractive, risk-adjusted returns in an emerging asset class of sustainable infrastructure royalties. dallasinnovates.com/accelerate-real-asset-management-launches-renewable-energy-infrastructure-venture-with-500m-in-capital/read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas proptech startup Dottid, which offers a software-as-a-service technology platform for the commercial real estate industry, has raised more than $4.5 million in a newly closed round of capital funding. The investment was led internally, with key contributions from Matthew…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Student suicides. Childhood hunger. Kids with hidden challenges who fall through the cracks. Schools have struggled with these issues for years. Then COVID added remote learning and social isolation, creating a national crisis. It would be facile to say "there's…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Adaptive3D Technologies, a leading provider of elastomeric solutions for additive manufacturing. It's been acquired by Boston-based Desktop Metal Inc. and will become its subsidiary in a deal announced today. Adaptive3D creates tough, flexible plastics and rubber-like materials one layer at…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

A North Texas company is getting more financial backing as it helps businesses bolster their e-commerce efforts. Selery, a Carrollton firm that provides services and technology, has landed a deal for $2 million, according to Jason Taylor, CEO of the…read more at www.bizjournals.com

 

AgileThought, an Irving-based provider of digital transformation and consulting services, is set to go public via a merger with blank check company LIV Capital Acquisition Corp. The definitive business combination agreement states that the combined company will operate as AgileThought,…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Grapevine-based Car Capital, a technology-based company that enables dealers to make auto loan decisions, has closed on an $8.8 million Series A funding round led by FM Capital. With the investment, Car Capital plans to expand operations, grow its network…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Although ZYYAH was initially self-funded for its 2018 founding, just a few years later, it has accomplished another successful round of multi-million dollar funding, per a statement. The Dallas-based startup’s platform is currently in its limited beta release, but is…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Caris Life Sciences, an Irving-headquartered biotech innovator in the precision medicine market, has raised $830 million in growth equity—one of the largest capital raises in precision medicine yet. The financing gives Caris a post-money valuation of $7.83 billion. It also…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Allied BioScience, maker of revolutionary residual antiviral surface coating SurfaceWise2(tm) , announced today that Midwestern private equity firm Capital7, LLC has made an early stage investment in its Series C Preferred Stock. "After substantial due diligence, the Capital7 team decided…read more at www.prnewswire.com

 

Take Command Health raised $12M in a Series A investment, CEO Jack Hooper said in an interview. That brings the overall funding at the startup to more than $17M. The round was led by LiveOak Venture Partners, an office in…read more at www.bizjournals.com

 

Applied Blockchain exited stealth mode, announcing its entrance into the Ethereum and Altcoin markets with an oversubscribed $16.5M private equity investment and a strategic partnership with blockchain companies SparkPool and General Mining Research. www.bizjournals.com/dallas/inno/stories/fundings/2021/04/16/applied-blockchain-emerges-from-stealth.htmlread more at www.bizjournals.com

 

Dallas-based You Go Natural, a maker of products designed for women with kinky or curly hair, reported raising $2M in equity funding from 11 investors in a new fund called YGN Corp. The company pushes out about 11K of its…read more at www.sec.gov

 

Zirtue, a Dallas-based fintech startup behind the first and only relationship-based lending app, has received an undisclosed investment from Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures, the corporate venture capital fund of industry titan Northwestern Mutual. The funding is an addition to Zirtue's…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

North Texas-based Medchart has raised $17 million in Seed and Series A funding to help businesses get better access to patient-authorized health information. The investment was led by Crosslink Capital and Golden Ventures, with additional participation from Vast Ventures, Union…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced an award of $100,000 to FHNC Ltd. Company in Fort Worth, Texas, to develop and commercialize an innovative technology that protects the environment and brings growth to the economy. The company plans…read more at www.epa.gov

 

Richardson-based Mavenir, a provider of cloud-native network software for the wireless industry, has signed an agreement with Koch Strategic Platforms, a subsidiary of Koch Investments Group, to receive a $500 million minority equity investment. With the deal, affiliates of Siris…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

You Go Natural (YGN), a Dallas-based hair and beauty company, announced it has closed a $2 million seed funding round led by Brand Foundry Venture Partners with other notable participants including Capital Factory, Willow Growth Partners, and Lightspeed Venture Partners.…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based Spectral MD, which uses data and AI to advance wound care, has gotten approval of $20.6 million for a clinical study under a contract with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, DBJ reports. The contract follows $27 million…read more at www.bizjournals.com

 

Dallas-based Applied Blockchain has launched into the Ethereum and Altcoin mining business with a new strategic partnership and an oversubscribed $16.5 million private equity investment. The partnership with blockchain companies SparkPool and General Mining Research (GMR) will allow the new…read more at seekingalpha.com

 

Grapevine-based Car Capital, a technology-based company that enables dealers to make auto loan decisions, has closed on an $8.8 million Series A funding round led by FM Capital. With the investment, Car Capital plans to expand operations, grow its network…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Alkami Technology, a Plano-headquartered provider of cloud-based digital banking solutions for banks and credit unions, today announced the plans for its initial public offering. In a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Alkami set its expected initial public…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based NoiseAware, a provider of smart noise monitoring solutions, has raised an $8 million Series A funding round to accelerate its product innovation and market expansion. The financing was led by S3 Ventures, a VC firm focused on Texas, and…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

The technology startup targeting the health care industry landed an oversubscribed round, according to a statement. "The goal was to raise $2 million in the seed round and $2.9 million has come in, with a bit more possible," CEO Michael…read more at www.bizjournals.com

 

A new chip company with folks who worked at Texas Instruments landed an investment. Nebula Microsystems has attracted $15 million in seed funding, the company announced in a statement Tuesday. The investment will primarily be used to expand its team…read more at www.bizjournals.com

 

The company has deep life science roots in DFW: CEO and Co-Founder Halden Conner is a son of Alcon founder William Conner, as well as a former board member of that company. The clinical stage startup's emerging anti-oxidative therapy moved…read more at www.sec.gov

 

After going on Shark Tank to pitch Bunch Bikes, founder Aaron Powell has garnered $100,000 in equity with an additional $150,000 as a loan from "Shark" Barbara Corcoran. As part of the deal Corcoran will have a 15 percent stake…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

OCEAN Programs has unveiled its 2021 accelerator cohort, and a Fort Worth startup is joining the lineup. Animal Cloud Device Connectivity, a Texas Christian University-based startup developing and commercializing a vital monitoring platform to help keep law enforcement animals safe…read more at www.bizjournals.com

 

Dallas-based Haxiot, a provider of low power wide area (LPWA) wireless technology, has been acquired by leading Internet of Things company Digi International. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Haxiot was founded in 2015 to offer end-to-end LoRaWAN (Long…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Night Media, a local multimedia talent management company led by Reed Duchscher, has invested in Lolli, a bitcoin rewards application that lets people earn and own bitcoin when they shop online. Other participants in the funding round include Alexis Ohanian’s…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Nuclein has closed its $14 million Series B funding round, which was led by Southlake’s own Trinity Private Equity Group. Nuclein is recognized for its hand-held PCR platform designed as a disposable, all-in-one, self-test for infectious disease diagnosis. This funding…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

After going on Shark Tank to pitch Bunch Bikes, founder Aaron Powell has garnered $100,000 in equity with an additional $150,000 as a loan from "Shark" Barbara Corcoran. As part of the deal Corcoran will have a 15 percent stake…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Recuro Health, a Dallas, TX-based integrated digital health solution provider, closed a funding round of undisclosed amount. The round was led by OLSF Ventures with participation from Cortado Ventures, 1843 Capital and Sage Venture Partners. https://dallasinnovates.com/dallas-based-digital-health-solutions-company-recuro-raises-15m-series-a-round-to-build-its-growth/  read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Instil Bio in Dallas has laid out a price range for its initial public offering - and it could mean hundreds of millions of dollars and a valuation of over $2 billion. The biopharmaceutical company anticipates the IPO price will…read more at www.bizjournals.com

 

The deal, valued at $575.4 million, will combine RumbleOn, an ecommerce platform for new and pre-owned motorcycles, with powersports retail giant RideNow. What will result is a first-of-its-kind omnichannel platform for powersports—a more than $100 billion industry—in North America. dallasinnovates.com/irvings-rumbleon-reaches-definitive-agreement-to-acquire-merge-with-the-countrys-largest-powersports-retailer/read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Yum! Brands, Inc.today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the leading artificial intelligence-based consumer insights and marketing performance analytics business of Kvantum, Inc. By acquiring the Kvantum business, Yum! and its KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco…read more at www.businesswire.com

 

Capital One Ventures has announced a $24 million investment in Securonix, Inc., a leader in the next-gen security information and event management (SIEM) industry. Along with the two companies' strategic partnership, Jay Emmanuel, a Partner at Capital One Ventures, is…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Gray Television, Inc. and Envy Gaming, an esports and entertainment company based in Dallas, jointly announced today that Gray is leading a $40 million investment round for the organization. As the lead investor in Envy's Series C round, Gray will…read more at www.globenewswire.com

 

Astrapi Corporation has been awarded its second Phase I SBIR contract from the United States Air Force. This is in addition to a USAF Agility Prime STTR Phase I also recently awarded to Astrapi. The new contract, awarded through AFVentures,…read more at www.prweb.com

 

It's been almost a year since Gozova - an early-growth, on-demand Fort Worth company whose app pairs movers and crews to businesses and people who need items picked up and delivered or stored - secured $500,000 in seed capital from…read more at fortworthinc.com

 

Dallas-based medtech company Phynd Technologies was acquired by symplr, a leading global healthcare governance, risk management, and compliance software-as-a-service company. The acquisition was backed by Clearlake Capital Group and SkyKnight Capital, and the transaction cost was not disclosed. Phynd had…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Nada, a digital real estate startup that allows you to sell your home online and pay nada, has raised the maximum amount allowed by the SEC for its public equity offering on Republic, an investment platform that uses regulation crowdfunding.…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

In entering a business combination agreement with Andina, a special purpose acquisition company, Stryve will become a public company. With the closing of the SPAC transaction, expected in Q2 of 2021, Stryve will be renamed to Stryve Foods, Inc. and…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Max-IR Labs, an infrared sensor technology company based in Dallas, Texas, announced it has been awarded a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant of $750,000 by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to continue development of its patented ISMIR…read more at www.prnewswire.com

 

Instil Bio, an early stage biotech developing cell therapies for cancer, filed on Friday with the SEC to raise up to $100 million in an initial public offering. Instil Bio is developing a cell therapy pipeline of autologous tumor infiltrating…read more at www.nasdaq.com

 

Landon Nickerson saw his fortunes soar on YouTube as he accumulated millions of subscribers. Now, he's the CEO of a company that's got fresh funding as it takes on augmented reality. Dallas-based ARKH has attracted $3.7 million, according to a…read more at www.bizjournals.com

 

Dialectic Therapeutics issued an SEC Form D to confirm the sale of nearly $6.4 million in debt, options, warrants and/or other rights to purchase securities. According to the filing, the Dallas-based cancer treatment technology developer made the first sale in…read more at www.drugdiscoverytrends.com

 

Dallas-based Signify Health, a technology-enabled healthcare provider that aims to transform how care is paid for, has officially made its stock market debut, and experts are saying it exceeded expectations. On Feb. 10, Signify Health priced its initial public offering…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Irving-based Sow Good, which aims to produce the highest quality and most nutritious products in the freeze-dried food industry, is making some big moves on the heels of changing its name and stock symbol with a capital raise and new…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

MyndVR, the leading provider of virtual reality solutions for older adults in the United States, announced today the launch of their equity crowdfunding campaign on Republic, a leading investment platform that provides access to top startups for the spectrum of…read more at www.prnewswire.com

 

Slync.io, a platform for global supply chain and logistics operations, has closed on a $60 million Series B funding round led by Goldman Sachs' Growth Investment division. The news follows some big moves for the global company, which aims to…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Plano-based fitness startup OxeFit, which aims to be a trailblazer in the training world by providing users with a tech-driven fitness experience, has closed on a $12.5 million Series A funding round. The oversubscribed financing was led by Lydia Partners,…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Frisco-based Gearbox Entertainment will join Embracer Group as a wholly-owned subsidiary, the companies announced today. Employee-owned Gearbox, which was founded in 1999, is being acquired by the Swedish-based global game giant in a transaction worth up to $1.3 billion. Gearbox…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

With the eyes of the nation upon them, leading ophthalmic researchers at the University of Colorado, Miami University and those from Nanoscope(r) , led by Samarendra Mohanty, PhD, were recognized as the winning top research team of the 3D-ROC challenge…read more at citybizlist.com

 

The founder of a Dallas-based automated stock trading marketplace took the top prize in Impact Ventures’ startup pitch competition on Saturday. The AlgoPear platform aims to remove investment barriers to financial freedom for all income sectors. “We’re automating stock trading…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based digital health company Berkshire Biomedical, which aims to to revolutionize personalized medication delivery through its concentration on virtual care, has closed a $3 million round of funding from accredited investors, marking its first third-party investment. Successful medical outcomes rely…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

ASG, a portfolio company of Alpine Investors that buys, builds and operates vertical SaaS companies, today announced that it has acquired Visual Matrix, an industry leading hotel property management software providing an all in one PMS with revenue management, channel…read more at hospitalitytech.com

 

Post Acute Analytics, a provider of end-to-end solutions that empower healthcare providers and payors to positively impact the total quality and cost of care, today announced the Company has closed a Series B round of funding. The round was co-led…read more at www.businesswire.com

 

Today, the startup announced the closing of a $4.6 million seed funding round led by Inspiration Ventures. Preciate plans to scale its product development and marketing functions, including hiring for a number of roles. Founders Capital Partners and the Santa…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Fort Worth-based TimelyMD, which lauds itself as the only full-service student-first telehealth provider, has received a $60 million investment from JMI Equity, a growth equity firm focused on software companies. TimelyMD plans to use the funding to continue rapidly growing…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

After raising a $7.5 million Series A round in October, Gig Wage, the Dallas-based fintech that aims to simplify payroll for the gig economy, has raised an additional $2.5 million to continue boosting its seamless, reliable banking platform. The deal…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

A North Texas startup helping companies with their commercial real estate just landed some more funding. RefineRE has raised $3 million in a new investment that was led by Mucker Capital, a Santa Monica, California, investment firm. That follows funding…read more at www.bizjournals.com

 

ShearShare, which calls itself the first mobile marketplace for stylists, announced it has closed $2.3 million in seed funding. ShearShare's founders-husband-and-wife team Courtney and Tye Caldwell-say this funding will be utilized to further their mission to connect stylists to affordable…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

A California firm has acquired a North Texas company. Black Box Intelligence, a Dallas technology firm targeting the restaurant industry, received a "significant growth investment" from Diversis Capital Partners, a Los Angeles-based buy-out firm, according to a statement. www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2021/01/12/black-box-intelligence-diversis-capital-partners.htmlread more at www.bizjournals.com

 

M-Files, the intelligent information management company, today announced that it has received a strategic investment of $80 million (€67 million). Bregal Milestone, a European growth capital firm, led the round with current investors Partech, Tesi and Draper Esprit also participating.…read more at www.m-files.com

 

The "historic" funding round means that Co-Founders Mandy Price (CEO) and Star Carter (COO) are among 25 Black female founders to have raised at least $4.6 million in venture capital. Officially launched in July 2019, the Kanarys platform uses anonymized…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

mindzie, a Dallas, TX-based provider of business process optimization software, raised $2.3m in seed funding. The company intends to use the funds to for the further development of its software platform, the mindzie studio, and to expand its Artificial Intelligence…read more at www.finsmes.com

 

The real estate software and data analytics provider expects to continue operating under Chairman and CEO Steve Winn and his existing leadership team in Richardson. Winn founded the company, which now serves some 12,200 clients worldwide, in 1998. dallasinnovates.com/richardson-based-realpage-is-acquired-by-thoma-bravo-in-10b-deal/read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Blackstone announced today that funds managed by Blackstone ("Blackstone") have made a significant minority investment in ISN, the global leader in third-party contractor and supplier management software, at a valuation of over $2 billion. The investment is led by Blackstone…read more at www.businesswire.com

 

Dallas-based Bestow, a fully digital life insurance company, announced today a $70 million Series C funding round. The startup, launched three years ago, has raised $145 million to date. The company, which aims to make coverage accessible to millions, says…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Actuate Therapeutics, a Fort Worth- and Dublin-based biopharmaceutical company, has raised around $14M out of $50M fund per an SEC filing reported by the DBJ. Actuate is a private company that focuses on developing compounds to be used in the…read more at www.bizjournals.com

 

Plano-based car trading platform CarOffer is selling a majority stake in the company to a bigger online automotive player for $140 million. The cash and stock deal gives publicly traded CarGurus a 51% stake in the firm founded in 2019…read more at www.dallasnews.com

 

Grand Prairie-based Neos Therapeutics will merge with a Colorado specialty pharmaceutical company in an all-stock deal worth $44.9 million. Under terms of the deal, Neos shareholders will own about 30% of the shares in the acquiring company, Englewood-based Aytu BioScience…read more at www.dallasnews.com

 

Apty's Digital Adoption Platform software aims to help enterprises with complex business processes and software adoption. With the round, Apty plans to fuel its business expansion plans by adding to its product offerings and client list, which already includes big…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Apty's Digital Adoption Platform software aims to help enterprises with complex business processes and software adoption. With the round, Apty plans to fuel its business expansion plans by adding to its product offerings and client list, which already includes big…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas' own Kanarys, Inc. and Zirtue are joining the three-day Rise of the Rest Virtual Tour: Equity Edition. This year's speakers include AOL co-founder Steve Case and NBA and NHL sports team owner Ted Leonsis. dallasinnovates.com/two-dallas-startups-to-pitch-in-2m-competition-for-black-founders/read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Per a filing with the SEC, Colorcast has raised $15K in debt and equity financing. The Dallas tech startup aims to revolutionize live sports: It allows athletes, influencers, and fans to share their 'hot takes' via real-time audio commentary during…read more at www.sec.gov

 

This year, the University of Texas at Dallas joined the Texas Startups Roadshow for the Big Idea Competition (BIC), an annual event that draws over 1,000 attendees each year with more than $200,000 given to the competition's winners through prize…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

ECI Software Solutions ("ECI"), a leader in cloud-based business management software solutions for small and medium sized companies, today announced that Leonard Green & Partners ("LGP") will acquire a majority stake in the company from funds advised by Apax Partners…read more at www.ecisolutions.com

 

Dallas based Forgenow raises $1.3m of a $2m equity round. Forgenow is a training provider for skilled employees in the workforce. www.intelligence360.news/dallas-texas-based-forgenow-is-raising-2000000-00-in-new-equity-investment/read more at www.intelligence360.news

 

Dallas-based tech fashion startup Rent My Wardrobe (RMW), an app for 'borrowing' and wearing stylish clothes from local closets, has exited to New York-based Wardrobe, one of the fastest-growing peer-to-peer rental platforms in the industry. Though the two boast similar…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based tech fashion startup Rent My Wardrobe (RMW), an app for 'borrowing' and wearing stylish clothes from local closets, has exited to New York-based Wardrobe, one of the fastest-growing peer-to-peer rental platforms in the industry. Though the two boast similar…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

-Covered Care, a division of Covered, announced today it has secured a $100 million financing line from funds and accounts managed by Fortress Investment Group LLC, a leading, highly-diversified global investment manager. www.businesswire.com/news/home/20201111005012/en/Covered-Care-Secures-100-Million-Financing-from-Affiliates-of-Fortress-Investment-Groupread more at www.businesswire.com

 

Cellwize Wireless Technologies, a provider of mobile network automation and orchestration, has closed on a $32 million Series B round to boost its next wave of expansion efforts. Cellwize aims to enable the "networks of the future today" by helping…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Allen-based Giact announced the company will be acquired by Refinitiv to add to the global fintech firm's fraud prevention capability. Founded in 2004 by CEO Melissa Townsley-Solis and CTO Merlin Bise, Giact Systems helps businesses detect and prevent fraud. The…read more at www.giact.com

 

Dallas-based Adaptive3D, which calls itself the premium supplier of Additive Manufacturing polymer resin, has secured a round of undisclosed Series B financing. The funding was led by the Arkema Group, a France-based producer of specialty chemicals, and had support from…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

CoreCare, a provider of revenue management services for healthcare companies dealing with public health benefit providers, has raised $3 million in a seed financing round. The company, which uses machine learning, automates large swaths of billing and revenue cycle management…read more at techcrunch.com

 

Fort Worth-headquartered Yesway, a fast-growing convenience store operator, announced today that it has closed on an additional $235 million in equity funding. Yesway is new to North Texas, having just announced in August 2020 that it was closing its Des…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Irving-headquartered biotech innovator Caris Life Sciences has raised $310 million in growth capital to continue growing its precision medicine, which aims to reinvent cancer care. This is the first significant external equity investment Caris has received, according to Vice Chairman…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Gig Wage, the Dallas-based pioneer in simplifying payroll for the gig economy, has raised a $7.5 million Series A round to boost its seamless, reliable banking platform. The funding was led by Green Dot, a financial technology and bank holding…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Golf club maker Callaway Golf Co said on Tuesday it would buy the rest of Topgolf Entertainment Group, giving the U.S. driving-range operator an equity value of about $2 billion. Shares of Callaway, which has been an investor in Topgolf…read more at www.reuters.com

 

TUBBR is a new social network that aims to give the control back to the users. The platform allows people to see and share what they want-and potentially get paid for it. With the new funding, founders are preparing for…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

The Dallas company closed a bridge round from a DFW institutional investor. The funding will be used to support MediBookr's growth and expand its proprietary digital health platform. dallasinnovates.com/healthcare-company-medibookr-closes-bridge-round-raises-total-funding-to-3-3m/read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Fort Worth-headquartered smart electric motor company Linear Labs is expanding its manufacturing capabilities and employee base through a new $6 million round of funding. The additional capital follows the official start of a public/private partnership between and the city of…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

CourMed, Kanarys, ShearShare, and Zirtue are among the 76 nationwide recipients of the $5 million Google for Startups Black Founders Fund. Each startup will receive non-dilutive cash awards-meaning that the founders aren't giving up any company ownership in exchange for…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Botisimo's tech has been used by more than 100,000 live streamers. That includes some notable names: Monstercat, Snoop Dogg, and Dude Perfect. dallasinnovates.com/dallas-startup-with-the-most-powerful-x-platform-tools-for-streamers-raises-700k-in-seed-funding/read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Frisco-based Payrix is on a fast growth track: The fintech has extended its Series A financing, surpassed $50 million in investment, and expanded its leadership team. Payrix takes a "crawl, walk, run" approach to payment facilitation-and it says it's the…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

The raise puts Alkami's total funding at more than $400 million. It comes at a time when the cloud-based digital banking solutions provider is nearing 10 million digital users. dallasinnovates.com/alkami-technology-closes-a-140m-funding-round-after-hitting-major-growth-milestones/read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Plano-headquartered Alkami Technology, which bills itself as a leader in providing cloud-based digital banking solutions for banks and credit unions, has closed on a $140 million funding round. The fintech innovator said the financing follows several major growth milestones. It…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Briocare, a smart voice tech platform that helps seniors age in place, has received a $100,000 investment from Render Capital. The Frisco-based startup was one of eight winners in Render's inaugural competition. render.capital/winners-of-the-inaugural-render-competition-announced/read more at render.capital

 

Taysha Gene Therapies has reached after launching less than five months ago. Starting with $30 million in seed financing in April, Taysha sprinted through a $95 million Series B in August and rounded the corner this Thursday to bring in…read more at www.biospace.com

 

Subeca raises $1.25m in funding

September 23, 2020

Subeca develops an intelligent water utility platform that offers water controlling and reduction solutions to residential and commercial sectors. subeca.com/read more at subeca.com

 

OneNeighbor is an app that allows homeowners to find, purchase, and manage home services. OneNeighbor raised $1.3m in seed round. www.oneneighbor.com/read more at www.oneneighbor.com

 

Fort Worth is getting another huge biotech success story: Eyevance Holdings LLC has entered into a shared purchase agreement with Osaka, Japan-based Santen Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. Per the agreement, Santen Holdings U.S. Inc., a wholly subsidiary of Santen, will acquire…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Roomored has announced a new strategic investment from Interior Logic Group (ILG), one of the leading providers of interior finish solutions for homebuilders. According to Malik, ILG immediately recognized the technology's vast market potential. dallasinnovates.com/roomored-gains-investment-to-boost-its-visualization-platform-for-homebuilders-ever-more-important-in-a-covid-world/read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Researchers at HSC Fort Worth were awarded a grant expected to total $45 million from the National Institute on Aging, part of the National Institutes of Health, to expand innovative research into Alzheimer’s disease and the biological differences that cause…read more at www.unthsc.edu

 

Monarc is a Dallas-based sports robotics and software company. We have created the Seeker, the world's first and only robotic quarterback. By pairing with our real-time tracking system, athletes can engage with the Seeker's catalog of modes and drills -…read more at www.monarcsport.com

 

Richardson-based tech firm Nimbix has raised $2 million of a $2.5 million offering, per a Form D filing. "We pioneered the field known as 'cloud supercomputing,' or high-performance computing in the cloud," CEO Steve Hebert previously told Dallas Innovates. www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1556614/000155661420000003/xslFormDX01/primary_doc.xmlread more at www.sec.gov

 

Dallas-based biotech CerSci Therapeutics has been acquired in a $52.5 million deal that could net nearly $900 million more for its shareholders with milestones and royalties. The clinical-stage biotechnology startup was acquired by ACADIA Pharmaceuticals, along with the worldwide rights…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Fort Worth biotech Cx Precision Medicine has raised about $600,000 in equity funding, according to a new SEC filing. The University of North Texas Health Science Center internal startup is developing what would be the first-ever blood test to screen…read more at sec.report

 

Southlake-based biotech startup OncoNano Medicine says it’s received a $9.97 million grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) to expand uses for its innovative lead product, OHM-100, that “lights up” a tumor to distinguish it from…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

More than 15,000 women of color gathered (virtually) for the Black Girl Magic Digital Summit last weekend, according to the organizers of the two-day summit hosted by Boss Women Media. The event came during a time when we all needed…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Alkami is at it again with fundraising. The Plano financial technology company has attracted more than $50 million, according to CFO Bryan Hill. The new effort comes after the company landed $55 million around June of last year. At the…read more at www.bizjournals.com

 

MAG Aerospace (MAG) has acquired Remotely Piloted Solutions (RPS), headquartered in Dallas, Texas. This acquisition adds over 300 C5ISR (Command, Control, Computers, Communications, Cyber, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) professionals to MAG's existing team of experts. www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/mag-aerospace-acquires-remotely-piloted-solutions-301112507.htmlread more at www.prnewswire.com

 

Dallas-based K2View is looking to its next stage of growth in the emerging DataOps market—and it has a new $28 million funding round to back that. K2View takes a 360-degree view of data to the next level. The company, which…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Richardson-based Electronic Transaction Consultants Corporation (ETC), a technology solutions provider for the mobility and transportation industries, has been acquired by Align Capital Partners, the companies announced today. Align Capital Partners, which has offices in Dallas and Cleveland, acquired ETC from…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

On the heels of a $500K pre-seed round to build a marketplace for cannabis gigs, the Kanna CEO Farhaj Mayan is bullish. There's an "unbundling" coming-and that means the right infrastructure is being set up to help small business owners…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Cyber Defense Labs LLC has raised $10 million. The investment will enable the company to hire additional sales-team members, increase brand awareness and market visibility -- and expand delivery operations www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2020/08/07/cyber-defense-labs.htmlread more at www.bizjournals.com

 

On the heels of Taysha Gene Therapies emerging from stealth with a $30 million Series A and a strategic partnership with UT Southwestern in April, the Dallas-based biotech has closed on a lot more money. Taysha has closed on an…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Purpose Tea is a mission-driven company specializing in purple tea “rich in health benefits,” including lower caffeine levels, fat-burning properties, and high antioxidant levels, according to its website. dallasinnovates.com/plano-based-purpose-tea-among-stacys-rise-project-10000-grant-winners/read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

The mission behind Dallas-based real estate startup Nada is as simple as it sounds: Sell your home online, pay nada. Nada was created to disrupt the residential real estate model. Not only is the platform easily accessible online, but homeowners…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Mountain Health Technologies, a Dallas, Texas-based innovative healthcare company for young adults to receive healthcare, closed a $1.5m seed funding round. The round was led by Matchstick Ventures with participation from Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures, Techstars Ventures, Bread and Butter…read more at www.finsmes.com

 

A local startup assisting the financial services industry has landed a new investment. Siepe, based in Dallas, has closed a Series A funding round of $3.25 million. The company attracted the investment from a group of high net-worth individuals, according…read more at www.bizjournals.com

 

Mercado is continuing to progress toward its goal of transforming the global supply chain. The Dallas-based startup has closed on a $2.5 million funding round, which follows a $3.2 million seed round announced in November 2019. Mercado is behind an…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Michelle Corson is a car buff with a mission to help working families build prosperity. Her latest endeavor, On the Road Garage, which has received $3 million in seed funding from The Perot Foundation, fires on all the cylinders. The…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas native Arlan Hamilton, who is well-known in the VC community for her investments in underrepresented entrepreneurs, has made a $100,000 investment in a rising local startup, The Equalizer Games LLC. The funding-made by Hamilton's ArlanWasHere Investments-will go toward The…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Bedford-based Nanoscope Therapeutics was over-subscribed for its recent Series A funding round. The TechFW client also announced it was adding Dr. Alvaro Guillem, co-founder of ZS Pharma, as its Chairman of the Board. The undisclosed amount of Series A funding…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

The Dallas Cowboys linebacker and his team at the Minority Entrepreneurship Institute hosted a "Shark Tank"-style pitch competition to help Texas-based minority entrepreneurs grow their businesses. dallasinnovates.com/jaylon-smith-invests-600k-to-minority-entrepreneurs-in-inaugural-mei-texas-showcase/read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Work Shield, the Dallas-based startup behind technology for reporting, investigating, and resolving harassment and discrimination in the workplace, has closed on a $4.11 million Series A funding round. The financing was led by Dallas-based Hoak & Co. in partnership with…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Frisco-based Trivie, a training and communication startup that helps companies better engage their workforce in knowledge retention and communication, has closed $5 million in Series A funding to increase distribution of its app. dallasinnovates.com/frisco-based-trivie-closes-5m-series-a-to-expand-its-workforce-knowledge-retention-platform/read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Following a Series A funding round of $5.2 million in January, OneDay has now launched its pivotal new product. And, it was named one of Inc.’s Best Workplaces of 2020 and has grown 90 percent in the past 90 days.…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

BALANCED has announced closing a $3.5 million seed funding round. A number of Dallas investors participated in the round, according to CEO Robert Atkins. That includes Dr. Bobby Lyle, who became interested after following BALANCED's work at SMU Guildhall and…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

A Dallas biotechnology startup will hire more cancer researchers, biologists and artificial intelligence developers with the $26 million it raised in an initial public stock offering this week. www.dallasnews.com/business/health-care/2020/06/16/biotech-startup-lantern-pharmas-ipo-yields-26-million-for-its-cancer-drug-development/read more at www.dallasnews.com

 

Plano-based Reata Pharmaceuticals Inc. is getting a $350 million infusion from a Wall Street titan to aid in bringing its chronic kidney disease drug to the commercial market. www.dallasnews.com/business/health-care/2020/06/11/plano-based-reatas-stock-soars-26-after-scoring-350-million-investment-from-blackstone/read more at www.dallasnews.com

 

Dallas-based biotech Taysha Gene Therapies has emerged out of stealth with a $30 million seed round and a new strategic partnership with UT Southwestern. The company aims to end severe and life-threatening diseases of the central nervous system caused by…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Peak Nanosystems LLC, a global company headquartered in Coppell that specializes in the development and deployment nanotechnology systems, has closed its Series C funding round with a $25 million investment from Connecticut-based Squadron Capital. The new money is two-fold: Peak…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas biopharmaceutical company ReCode Therapeutics has received an oversubscribed $80 million Series A investment-the largest funding round this year in Dallas-Fort Worth-that it will use to bring new lung disease drugs to market. The company said that it will file…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Allied BioScience (ABS), a Dallas-based biotechnology company specializing in antimicrobial coatings for public spaces, announced that it is among Lydia Partners' initial round of multimillion-dollar investments in consumer technology, healthcare, and biomedical ventures. The capital will be used to scale…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

In 2013, Cariloop graduated from the Health Wildcatters Accelerator program. The Dallas-based startup was ahead of its time; it's one of the first to market that pairs families with a healthcare professional on a HIPAA-compliant, cloud-based application. Now, Cariloop is…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

The $50 million Bestow raised was led by Valar Ventures, with contributions from current investors (NEA, Morpheus Ventures, and Core Innovation Capital) and new participation from Sammons Financial. Bestow is backed by some of the top coastal VCs, which combined…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based KoiReader Technologies Inc. has announced it raised $60,000 in seed funding, intended to be used to build its AI-driven automation and video feed data capture suite for the transportation and logistics sector. Founded by Ashutosh Prasad and Vivek Prasad,…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

AVIO Consulting, a software consulting firm that specializes in accelerating digital evolution in large enterprises, recently received an investment from Salesforce Ventures and their Consultant Trailblazer Fund. The fund provides the next generation of cloud consulting companies and digital agencies…read more at www.avioconsulting.com

 

Bedford-based Nanoscope Technologies, LLC has received more than $2 million from the National Eye Institute (NEI), a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), in the form of a Small Business Innovation Research Award. With the funding, Nanoscope will…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

A public/private partnership between Fort Worth and Linear Labs could make the city home to the smart electric motor industry. And, Linear Labs could get around $70M for R&D from the city to do so. dallasinnovates.com/fort-worth-could-be-the-future-of-energy-2-0-with-a-new-first-of-its-kind-partnership/read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Bedford-based Nanoscope Technologies, LLC has received more than $2 million from the National Eye Institute (NEI), a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), in the form of a Small Business Innovation Research Award. dallasinnovates.com/two-techfw-clients-receive-awards-from-nasa-and-the-national-eye-institute/read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Fort Worth based Encore Drive-In Nights is an experiential Content Distribution Company with exclusive distribution rights across North American drive-ins www.crunchbase.com/organization/encore-drive-in-nightsread more at www.crunchbase.com

 

A Dallas-based owner and operator of edge colocation data centers has received a majority investment from a private equity firm. Washington, DC-based Astra Capital Management aims to invest in businesses that see growth in communications and technology. The firm says…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based o9 Solutions is the region's newest unicorn with a $100 million investment from private equity giant KKR that values the software company at more than $1 billion. www.dallasnews.com/business/technology/2020/04/28/major-investment-boosts-dallas-startup-o9-solutions-into-the-vaunted-unicorn-world/read more at www.dallasnews.com

 

Dallas-based VC firm Naya Ventures has found success in another one of its portfolio companies. Motivity Labs, a local startup founded in 2009 that offers innovation-as-a-service has merged with JNIT, an IT consulting and solutions firm. Naya Ventures today announced…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Aavenir, a SaaS-based Source-to-Pay solutions provider, announced it has received US$ 2mn seed funding from global venture capital firm Accel. Aavenir's singular vision is to deliver the future of work by automating the source-to-pay process on ServiceNow, the world's most…read more at aavenir.com

 

IFM Restoration - an online marketplace that connects contractors with owners and property managers of rental properties - announced it closed $10 million in Series A funding co-led by S3 Ventures and Brick & Mortar Ventures. FM Restoration is known…read more at pulse2.com

 

Blue Box recently finalized a new raise of $2.5 million at a $25 million valuation, and Metropoulos consolidated his oil and gas joint venture and brought on the Blue Box Energy team onto Blue Box Air. dallasinnovates.com/blue-box-grows-hvac-coronavirus-scrubbing-solution-and-raises-capital/read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

ReCode Therapeutics, a private biopharmaceutical company pioneering precision medicines for pulmonary diseases, today announced the close of an oversubscribed $80 million Series A financing round. OrbiMed Advisors LLC and Colt Ventures co-led the round, with participation from MPM Capital, Vida…read more at www.businesswire.com

 

Southlake-based Predictive Fitness has raised $799,999 of a $2 million equity offering, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Predictive Fitness uses big data, advanced analytics, and biometrics to impact athletic and fitness performance in positive…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based edge computing innovator StackPath announced a Series B equity funding round that it will use to accelerate growth in product development, engineering, and go-to-market activities. The amount of the round was not disclosed, but it was led by California-based…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Fort Worth-based biotech startup Exact Diagnostics announced it has been acquired by Bio-Rad Laboratories, a California-headquartered molecular diagnostic quality control manufacturer. While no financial terms of the acquisition-which occurred in August-were released, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that the sales…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Rosy Wellness, an evidence-based tech platform providing education and resources for women with low sexual desire, has announced a $1 million seed funding round. The Dallas-based startup has an app designed by MDs that provides users with a sexual wellness…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Lewisville-based technology company CareView Communications Inc. reported in a new filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that it raised $100,000 in debt funding. According to Crunchbase, CareView Communications has raised $47.6 million in funding rounds since 2008. In…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

DocSynk, an Irving-headquartered healthcare AI startup announced it has received bridge funding from Colosseum Group, a Chicago-based private equity firm. The funding will help the startup move toward a Series A round later this year. Previously, DocSynk raised $1 million…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Colorado-based TTEC Holdings Inc. has acquired a majority interest in Dallas-based intelligent automation CX solutions provider Serendebyte. TTEC is a digital global customer experience tech and services business focused on the design, implementation, and delivery of solutions for many worldwide…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based milk producer Dean Foods has agreed to sell most of its business to Kansas City-headquartered Dairy Farmers of America, which is said to be the nation's largest farmer-owned dairy cooperative, for $425 million. Dairy Farmers of America said the…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

iDonate, the Plano-based provider of digital giving systems, has completed an $8.7 million funding round. According to a statement, the funding will allow the company to fully integrate iDonate Payments into its core platform to create an SaaS/payments solution supporting…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Cysiv, an Irving-based enterprise Security Operations Center-as-a-Service company originally incubated within Trend Micro, announced it has closed a $26 million Series A funding round, which will be used to scale business operations and fuel further platform enhancements. The startup's service…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Arlington-based Greenway Technologies Inc. reported in a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing that it raised $118,000 in equity funding. Greenway is researching and developing proprietary gas-to-liquids syngas conversion systems and micro-plants, which can be scaled to meet specific gas…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based travel app FlyLine has raised $500,000 in pre-seed funding, the company reported earlier this year. Founded in January by CEO Adam Ward and CTO Zachary Burau, Flyline is a subscription flight booking engine that works to save members up…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based Kofile Inc., the largest provider of information management and access systems solutions for U.S. government agencies, has been acquired by Audax Private Equity. Founded in 2009, Kofile provides restoration, preservation, and digitization services for critical government records, along with…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Tricolor, a Dallas-based community development financial institution, announced that it has received $30 million in preferred equity funding from an unnamed global institutional investor. Along with its affiliate Ganas Auto Group, Tricolor said it has disbursed nearly $1 billion in…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based rideshare Alto announced that it has raised a second funding round of $6 million, raising its funding so far to $20.5 million. The money will be used to expand in Dallas and enter two new markets, Alto said. Existing…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Out of stealth, Worlds announced that it has raised $10 million in series A funding that it will use to power a vision of building AI-models that gives businesses a new way to view their physical world. A spinout of…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Shiftsmart Inc., a Dallas-based marketplace for part-time work, has reported in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that it raised more than $16.3 million in equity funding of a $16.5 million offering. Founded in 2015, Shiftsmart connects…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Nepris has closed a $5 million investment round led by K12, Inc., one of the nation's preeminent education technology companies and a premier provider of career readiness education services. Nepris is a school-to-industry platform that has connected over 70,000 educators…read more at www.businesswire.com

 

Dallas-based energy broker EnergyBot announced a new round of series B funding. The amount of the round was undisclosed, and the company reported it was led by a group of strategic investors in the energy industry. dallasinnovates.com/ai-powered-energy-broker-energybot-raises-series-b/read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Nasdaq has acquired a privately held, Irving-headquartered financial technology company, Solovis. The startup's platform includes multi-asset class portfolio management, reporting tools, and analytics across public and private markets. As part of the deal, all Solovis solutions will become part of…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Zabo, a Dallas-based cryptocurrency startup, has announced a $2.5 million funding round led by Moonshots Capital. The capital will be used to expand its engineering team and increase its customer base. dallasinnovates.com/dallas-zabo-raises-2-5m-to-bring-crypto-into-mainstream-financial-services/read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Rubicon Technology Partners, a Colorado-based private equity firm, has completed a strategic majority investment in Dallas-based talent intelligence platform OutMatch. The capital will allow OutMatch to grow its platform organically and through strategic acquisitions within the HR tech space. The…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

HIG Holdings is a financial services company that focuses on the fields of the financial industry. It specializes in providing business insurance that helps businesses, companies, organizations to secure their capital and prepare for risk. HIG was incorporated in 2009…read more at www.crunchbase.com

 

Doculife has raised a total of $4.7M in funding over 4 rounds. Doculife provides encrypted document automation for important documents such as wills, deeds, investments, real estate holdings, personal identification, travel documents and more. www.crunchbase.com/organization/doculife-incread more at www.crunchbase.com

 

Dallas biotech startup Dialectic Therapeutics Inc. has announced plans to use a $3 million Seed Award for Product Development Research from the Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) to further develop its lead product candidate, an anti-cancer drug.…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

The $8.7 million will allow iDonate to create an SaaS/payments solution that supports new tender types like Apple Pay and Google Wallet as well as international payments. dallasinnovates.com/idonate-receives-new-funding-to-grow-its-digital-giving-platform-for-nonprofits/read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Securonix, an Addison-based technology provider of cybersecurity and threat detection tools, has raised $11.9 million, according to a new filing with the Security and Exchange Commission. The company's "next-gen" security analytics platform is designed to predict, detect, and respond to…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Spark Connected was founded in 2017 with a vision to transform wireless power delivery and intelligent battery charging with innovative platforms, disruptive technology and breakthrough products enabling an enhanced user experience for all. www.crunchbase.com/organization/spark-connectedread more at www.crunchbase.com

 

Dallas-based Mercado Labs, a startup working to transform the global supply chain by digitizing the first mile, has closed a $3.2 million seed funding round led by Austin-based LiveOak Venture Partners. Mercado, which was founded in 2018, connects buyers and…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Lydia Partners, a newly created venture capital firm, has raised more than $15 million in a series A round for OxeFit, a robotics tech startup, in addition to other technology prospects. www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2020/01/30/lydia-partners.htmlread more at www.bizjournals.com

 

The funding, which puts OneDine's pre-money valuation at $90 million, is expected to bring the company's table-side ordering and payment solution to restaurants across the U.S. dallasinnovates.com/plano-restaurant-tech-startup-onedine-raises-5m-series-a-round-to-broaden-apps-reach/read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

RealPage, the Richardson-headquartered global provider of software and data analytics to the real estate industry, is going to acquire Modern Message, Inc. No terms of the deal were released. Modern Message is a resident engagement solution used in the multifamily…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Cloudvisory, a provider of continuous visibility, compliance, and security policy governance solutions for multi-cloud and data center assets, has been acquired by California-based FireEye Inc. No financial details of the acquisition were released. dallasinnovates.com/follow-the-money-doctorlogic-raises-7m-geoforce-tpg-growth-make-acquisitions/read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

DoctorLogic, a Plano-based healthcare website marketing platform, announced a $7 million series A funding round led by Unbundled Capital, an Austin-based private equity firm. Kip Young, president of DoctorLogic, said in a statement that the series A investment will be…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

On The Road Lending, a Dallas-based financial nonprofit, announced this week that it's receiving a loan of up to $10 million from the Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group. The funds are expected to be used to expand an initiative geared…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based management consulting firm Sales Benchmark Index has received a strategic investment from CIP Capital, which will be used to accelerate growth and to invest in its people, specialty practice areas, client service capabilities, and benchmarking solutions, according to FinSMEs.…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Intellective AI is the industry leader in Patented Machine-Learning, Artificial Intelligence technologies and creator of the "Intellective Foundation Platform. They received $3m in Series A funding. www.crunchbase.com/organization/intellective-airead more at www.crunchbase.com

 

SmartKarrot announces the successful completion of $1 million angel round funding. Completed with the participation of several high net worth investors and promoters, the funding is first tasked with enhancing SmartKarrot's online platform. www.prnewswire.com/in/news-releases/smartkarrot-announces-that-their-customer-amp-product-success-platform-has-completed-1-million-angel-round-833454670.htmlread more at www.prnewswire.com

 

Frisco-based Valify, a medtech company focusing on helping clients reduce the overall cost of healthcare services, has been bought by HCA Healthcare. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Valify's web-based tech platform provides healthcare systems with in-depth analysis and…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based software provider Spotio has received a $4.5 million Series A investment from Florida venture capital firm Ballast Point Ventures. The new funding brings the company's total to $5.1 million, according to Crunchbase. dallasinnovates.com/follow-the-money-toyota-invests-394m-in-air-taxi-maker-spotio-gets-4-5m-transplace-makes-acquisition/read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

TestFit Inc., the Dallas-based AI-powered building configuration software provider, has raised $2 million seed funding from Parkway Venture Capital. The startup has expertise in rapid real estate prototyping, architectural site analysis, and feasibility studies simulation and automation. dallasinnovates.com/follow-the-money-toyota-invests-394m-in-air-taxi-maker-spotio-gets-4-5m-transplace-makes-acquisition/read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dottid, a Dallas-based commercial real estate software-as-a-service technology platform, announced it has raised $3.85 million in seed funding. The startup says it's the first-of-its-kind to provide a singular location for owners, brokers, and tenants to seamlessly transact throughout the leasing…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based TestFit Inc., the world's first powerful building configuration software leveraging practical generative design, announced today it has secured $2 million in seed funding from Parkway Venture Capital LLC. www.architectmagazine.com/technology/testfit-announces-2-million-funding-boost_oread more at www.architectmagazine.com

 

Dallas-based ORIX Corp. USA has completed its acquisition of Hunt Real Estate Capital, creating one full-service, national commercial real estate lender. ORIX USA is the U.S. and Latin America business unit for Tokyo-based ORIX Corp. Hunt Real Estate Capital is…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas healthcare artificial intelligence and technology company Pieces Technologies has closed a $25.7 million Series B funding round led by healthcare investment firm Concord Health Partners. Pieces Technologies connects health systems and the community to address clinical and social determinants…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Coppell-based tech company BoodsKapper has raised an undisclosed amount in a seed funding round, according to Crunchbase. BoodsKapper, which recently collaborated with the DHA, Housing Solutions for North Texas, makes AI-based software streamlining the relationship between public housing authorities, landlords,…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas hydroponic produce operation Dragon City Farms Inc. has completed a capital raise on Fort Worth-based Harvest Returns' crowdfunding platform. Dragon City Farms will use the funding to grow safe, superior quality, fresh produce to consumers across the Dallas-Fort Worth…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Biotech startup Eyevensys, whose U.S. operations are based in Fort Worth with headquarters in Paris, France, has raised $30 million in series B funding. Eyevensys is a privately-held clinical-stage company developing non-viral gene therapies for retinal and other ophthalmic diseases.…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Chicago-headquartered NTI Connect has acquired Vertical Communications Inc., a Dallas-based provider of specialized in-house solutions to wireless, small cell, and fiber providers. NTI is a broadband network engineering and deployment company. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. dallasinnovates.com/follow-the-money-crescent-raises-24-6m-for-fund-geoforce-sells-majority-stake-linux-academy-bought/read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

The Southlake-based medical device startup has raised about $45 million so far, and is starting up another $4.5 million round to further fund the company. HeartSciences is advancing the field of electrocardiography through its wavelet signal processing and application of…read more at www.bizjournals.com

 

The newly-formed company has raised about $500,000 in a $15 million fund, a filing shows. The Dallas-based company offers small and medium-sized solar businesses supply chain management outsourcing services and products that were previously only available to large companies. www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2019/12/20/form-d-friday-tpg-raises-multiple-funds-totaling.htmlread more at www.bizjournals.com

 

The Richardson-based startup has raised $20 million in a "Series C" round, the company confirmed to the Dallas Business Journal. The investment comes from Sageview Capital, a firm that has backed companies such as ComScore, GoPro and Boingo. The funding…read more at www.bizjournals.com

 

Q Clothier Raises $3M

January 3, 2020

The luxury men's clothing store has raised about $3 million in a $5 million fund, according to a filing. The brand was founded in 2003 by Raja Ratan, and started with a single 1,000-square foot shop. Since then, the company…read more at www.bizjournals.com

 

Geoforce, the Dallas-headquartered provider of global traceability and Track and Trace solutions for field equipment and vehicles, has received a majority investment from LLR Partners, FinSMEs reports. While no financial information on the deal was released, Geoforce plans to use…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Fort Worth IT training platform Linux Academy has been acquired by Austin tech firm A Cloud Guru. The move will create one of the largest cloud-computing training programs spanning major cloud platforms, per the Austin American-Statesman. dallasinnovates.com/follow-the-money-crescent-raises-24-6m-for-fund-geoforce-sells-majority-stake-linux-academy-bought/read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Oyster helps brands reach audiences on-the-go with its street-level media network within rideshare. www.crunchbase.com/funding_round/oyster-technology-group-pre-seed--c879c931read more at www.crunchbase.com

 

Michigan-based Lineage Logistics has agreed to buy Emergent Cold, a Dallas-headquartered refrigerated logistics company, for $900 million, according to the Wall Street Journal. Freightwaves reported that the acquisition is expected to close in 2020. dallasinnovates.com/follow-the-money-macfarlan-raises-8-65m-moneygram-gets-20m-ntt-data-buys-austin-it-firm/read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

MoneyGram, a global provider of money transfer services that's headquartered in Dallas, announced Ripple has made the final $20 million investment in MoneyGram, completing a previous $50 million equity funding commitment made earlier this year. dallasinnovates.com/follow-the-money-macfarlan-raises-8-65m-moneygram-gets-20m-ntt-data-buys-austin-it-firm/read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Plano-based global technology services leader NTT Data Services has agreed to buy Flux7, a fast-growing IT services firm that has been on the Inc. 5000 list for three consecutive years. dallasinnovates.com/follow-the-money-macfarlan-raises-8-65m-moneygram-gets-20m-ntt-data-buys-austin-it-firm/read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Plano-based small cell tech company BaiCells Technologies has received $85 million in Series C funding from two Chinese investors, bringing the startup's total funding to $99.6 million, Crunchbase reports. Earlier this year, a reported $14.6 million investment from Qualcomm Ventures…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based Artifex Partners has been acquired by Eastbank Solutions, an Oregon managed service provider. No terms of the deal were released. Founded in 2000, Artifex is a Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central reseller. dallasinnovates.com/follow-the-money-renibus-therapeutics-nets-16-3m-shiftsmart-raises-12-75m-traxo-gets-equity-funding/read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas travel tech startup Traxo has received an equity investment from Virginia-based Airlines Reporting Corp. in a deal that comes about a month following their partnership to enable direct booking data from ARC member airlines to go to providers through…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based tech startup Shiftsmart Inc. reported in an SEC filing that it raised $12.75 million of a $14 million equity offering. Founded in 2015 as a marketplace to connect part-time workers with open shifts across multiple platforms, Shiftsmart focuses across…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based EX-IQ has raised $945,000 of a $1.12 million equity and debt offering, according to an SEC filing. EX-IQ is a mobile and desktop application that uses artificial intelligence technology to transform any environment into a personalized, high-speed learning laboratory.…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Southlake-based biotech company Renibus Therapeutics Inc. has raised $16.3 million of a $35 million equity offering, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Founded in 2015, the privately-held Renibus, which is currently operating in stealth mode,…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

GoPlant, an Addison-based provider of an industrial mobile-worker task management, data collection, and decision support application, has been acquired by SKF Group. A brand of Form Automation Solutions, GoPlant was released in 2015 and is designed for use by operators…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based startup Kanarys-a tech platform seeking to foster collaboration between companies and employees on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the workplace-has closed a pre-seed funding round at $1.5 million. dallasinnovates.com/follow-the-money-actuate-raises-6-5m-in-series-b-funds-nuzee-files-for-12m-ipo-topgolf-inks-franchise-deal/read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Actuate Therapeutics Inc., a Fort Worth clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, has raised an additional $6.5 million in a Series B-3 funding round. The round was led by Fort Worth-based Bios Partners with Kairos Ventures, DEFTA Partners, and other existing investors…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

NuZee Inc., a specialty coffee company that moved its corporate headquarters to Plano from California, has filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed $12 million initial public offering, as well as announcing it had raised $2…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

The Optum division of UnitedHealth Group has acquired Vivify Health, the Plano-based remote patient monitoring startup, for an undisclosed amount. Vivify provides a comprehensive RPM platform, complete with a suite of connected medical devices and mobile health apps to track…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based Mooala, a maker of premium, organic, dairy-free beverages and creamers has completed an $8.3 million Series A equity funding round. The round was led by Sweat Equities, an investment firm specializing in the food, beverage, and consumer goods sector,…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Supply, the Fort Worth-based men's razor company Supply appeared on the Nov. 3 airing of ABC's "Shark Tank" and left with a $300,000 investment from Robert Herjavec for 15 percent of the startup. "It was a surreal experience for us…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Improving, a Plano-based tech consulting and training firm, has acquired Code Authority, a custom software development and digital marketing firm based in Frisco. The move is part of Improving's ongoing "Enterprise Model"-a strategy of merging similar service companies that share…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Houston-based restaurant, hospitality, and gaming company Landry's has completed its purchase of Irving-based Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse and Del Frisco's Grille. Landry's is owned by Houston billionaire Tilman Fertitta. The steakhouse brand was bought from private equity firm L…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based Safe Harbor Marinas has been given a $41 million investment from Weatherford Capital, reports the Tampa Bay Business Journal. Safe Harbor Marinas says that it is the largest owner of marinas in the nation, and that the investment will…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Access Physicians, a Dallas-based national leader in acute subspecialty telemedicine, has secured $9.3 million in a Series A round from Health Enterprise Partners, a New York City-based healthcare private equity firm. Health Enterprise Partners' investors include some of the largest…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Fort Worth-based Sanara MedTech has closed a private equity offering worth $10 million in common stock that it plans to use to fund milestones payments under current and future product license agreement, Mass Device reported. Mass Device said that the…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Plano-based teleCalm, a provider of phone service for seniors and caregiver living with dementia, won a $100,000 Diamond Award from MassChallenge Texas as part of the 2019 accelerator program in Austin. "teleCalm's phone service solves telephone problems increasingly faced by…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Powerhouse, a Crowley-based provider of national construction services, facility maintenance, and rollouts, has raised an undisclosed amount in a private equity investing round, according to Crunchbase. The funding came from New York City-based Veronis Suhler Stevenson, Crunchbase said. dallasinnovates.com/follow-the-money-eyevance-raises-30m-sanara-medtech-gets-10m-tyler-technologies-makes-acquisition/read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Lone Star Aerospace, an Addison-based provider of business analysis and advice for aerospace and defense contractors, has received an investment from San Diego, California-based HCAP Partners. The amount of the investment was not disclosed. dallasinnovates.com/follow-the-money-eyevance-raises-30m-sanara-medtech-gets-10m-tyler-technologies-makes-acquisition/read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Fort Worth-based Eyevance Pharmaceuticals has raised $30 million in an equity funding round, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The funding announcement comes after Eyevance said it had acquired TOBRADEX ST and NATACYN from the…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Aligned Energy, a Plano-based data center provider of colocation and build-to-scale solutions for cloud, enterprise, and managed services companies, has received a $495 million credit facility. The company will use the funding for growth and expansion, according to a statement.…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Lone Star Analysis, an Addison-based provider of predictive and prescriptive data analytics and analysis has received an investment from HCAP Partners, a San Diego-based mezzanine debt and private equity firm. The amount of the investment was not disclosed. dallasinnovates.com/follow-the-money-aligned-energy-gets-495m-tpg-fund-nets-1-7m-att-buys-ad-platform/read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Fort Worth-based biopharma Actuate Therapeutics, Inc. has announced it has raised $3.9 million of a $6.5 million equity and option funding round, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. In May, Actuate said it had raised…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Plano-based Nebula Healthcare announced it raised $200,000 pre-seed funding in May. Founded this year, Nebula Healthcare is a telehealth platform founded by Rayaan Akbar and Dr. Ali Pitafi, M.D. It provides access to U.S. board certified physicians and mental health…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Solovis, an Irving-based portfolio management, analytics, and reporting platform has raised $4.54 million of an $8.92 million equity offering, according to a government filing. dallasinnovates.com/follow-the-money-actuate-raises-3-9m-tpg-closes-14b-in-funds-sabre-acquires-radixx/read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

The Dallas-based biotechnology company raised $8 million for its clinical trial that it started on human subjects in June, the company's Chief Executive Officer Lucas Rodriguez said in an interview with the Dallas Business Journal. The company is currently working…read more at www.bizjournals.com

 

Razberi Technologies, a Dallas-based provider of simple, secure video surveillance and IoT solutions, has received $5.8 million in a Series B investment round led by LiveOak Venture Partners. "This financing will give us the opportunity to continue to grow the…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Polte, a LaaS provider (Location as a Service) raised $12.5 million in strategic funding from private investors. With the Series A-2 funding, Polte plans to focus on boosting the commercial and industrial applications of its platform. dallasinnovates.com/private-investors-find-poltes-location-platform-for-12-5m-investment/read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Boxcart, a Dallas-based e-commerce and delivery startup that is operating in stealth, has raised $245,000 in pre-seed funding, according to Crunchbase. The startup is developing competitive retail technologies that focus on fast and convenient delivery of products to consumers. dallasinnovates.com/follow-the-money-energy-spectrum-seeks-1-3b-boxcart-raises-245k-databank-makes-acquisition/read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based Formula Inc. has raised $103,500 of a $5 million equity offering, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Formula provides modern tools for commerce, with platforms and services designed for companies to solve any productivity,…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Fort Worth-based PumpJack Dataworks inc. has raised $300,000 of a $1.2 million equity and debt funding round, according to an SEC filing. PumpJack is a sports technology company that provides apps allowing teams to better connect with fans. dallasinnovates.com/follow-the-money-energy-spectrum-seeks-1-3b-boxcart-raises-245k-databank-makes-acquisition/read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Plano-based fitness company Body Machine Fitness has raised $100,000 of a $12.5 million equity offering, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The company was founded in 2015 by CEO Jeremy Soder. dallasinnovates.com/follow-the-money-tailwater-capital-commits-150m-morningstar-raises-16m-elbit-makes-acquisition/read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Elite FPS LLC, a full-service fire sprinkler contractor based in Dallas, has been acquired by National Fire & Safety, a Denver-based end-to-end fire protection and life safety solutions platform. No financial information of the deal were released. National Fire &…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Southlake-based pawTree, LLC reported raising $350,000 of a $3 million equity offering, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Founded in 2012, pawTree is a retail and social platform focusing on all things pets. CEO Roger…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

VitalTech, a Plano-based provider of cloud-based health and remote patient monitoring technology, announced the closing of its Series A financing round from two strategic investors-New Jersey-based Concord Health Partners, a healthcare-focused investment firm; and Atlanta-based Stanley Ventures, the investment arm…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Neighborhood Goods, the Dallas-based next-gen retailer, announced it raised $11 million in Series A funding, led by Global Founders Capital. Other long-term investors include Forerunner Ventures, tennis star Serena Williams' Serena Ventures, NextGen Venture Partners, Allen Exploration, Capital Factory, and…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Plano-based Stack Sports has acquired Southlake's Affinity Sports and Atlanta-based Blue Sombrero from Dick's Sporting Goods in a deal totaling $45 million. Stack Sports is the largest and fastest-growing global provider of sports technology, according to a statement. dallasinnovates.com/follow-the-money-honeywell-cisco-invest-in-theatro-satori-makes-30m-investment-swk-buys-enteris-biopharma/read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Richardson-based Theatro has secured investments from Honeywell Ventures and Cisco Investments. The amounts of the investments have not been disclosed. Theatro is the developer of the "world's first" voice-controlled mobile platform that connects hourly workers to enterprise resources, according to…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Plano-based Systum, a provider of digital operating software for small- to medium-sized businesses, has raised $10.7 million in its latest round of funding. The round was led by Octopus Ventures, a venture capital firm based in London. In 2018, Systum…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Belluscura PLC announced it has raised $2.7 million in its latest fundraising round, giving the London-based company a post-money value of roughly $9 million. Belluscura, whose U.S. operations are headquartered in Plano, focuses on improving healthcare by developing new enriched…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Fort Worth-based Texas Energy Control Products Inc. has been acquired by Eagle Automation, a specialty distributor of automation and measurement solutions, products, and services. Texas Energy Control Products is a control panel maker and distributor of automation and measurement products.…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Westlake-based auto lending technology and services provider defi Solutions-DE LLC is merging with Sagent Auto LLC, an auto finance company headquartered in Pennsylvania. No financial terms of the deal were disclosed. dallasinnovates.com/follow-the-money-varidesk-backs-common-desk-crossplane-capital-raises-94m-defi-solutions-merges/read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Firestone & Robertson Distilling Co., the Fort Worth maker of the TX whiskey and bourbon brand since 2012, has been acquired by Pernod Ricard, the owner of Absolut Vodka and Jameson Irish Whiskey. Financial terms weren't released on the deal,…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based DFW Bitcoin has been acquired by its Atlanta competitor, Bitcoin Depot. No financial information on the deal was released. Bitcoin Depot is expected to have a stronger leadership position in the market by acquiring DFW Bitcoin, according to FinSMEs.…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Coppell-based Varidesk is the lead investor in a new corporate funding round for Common Desk, the 7-year-old Dallas-based coworking company with multiple locations in Dallas-Fort Worth and Austin. The amount of the investment was not disclosed. The two companies have…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Irving-based Aspire Marketing Services, a provider of lease retention and customer communications solutions for the automotive industry, has received an investment from Staley Capital. The amount of the investment was not released, according to FinSMEs. dallasinnovates.com/follow-the-money-varidesk-backs-common-desk-crossplane-capital-raises-94m-defi-solutions-merges/read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

North Carolina on-demand car maintenance startup Get Spiffy has bought out NuWash, one of its competitors in Dallas. WRAL TechWire reported that the acquisition adds more than 200 office park and multifamily residences that were served by NuWash to Get…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Farmers Branch-based software provider OpenConnect has been acquired by the UK-based ActiveOps Ltd. ActiveOps provides digital operations management solutions to financial services, shared services, business process outsourcing firms, government, healthcare, and other service industries. dallasinnovates.com/follow-the-money-gridliance-gets-185m-credit-facility-avondale-nets-13-23m-realpage-makes-acquisition/read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Mexico-based movie theater company Cinépolis has acquired Texas-based dine-in movie theater Moviehouse & Eatery for an undisclosed amount. Moviehouse & Eatery currently has five locations, with most of them in Dallas and Austin. A suburban Houston location is expected to…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

A subsidiary of Dallas-based GridLiance, an independent electric transmission company, has closed on two revolving credit facilities with commitments adding up to $185 million. The subsidiary, GridLiance Western Holdings, and transmission company, GridLiance West, closed on a new five-year $80…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based biotech startup Spectral MD has secured $27 million from the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority for an expanded proof-of-concept clinical trial of its AI-powered system targeting burn care assessment in pediatric populations. The system could benefit in the…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Southlake-based biotech startup OncoNano Medicine announced that it has raised $23.7 million in the second portion of Series A funding, bringing its total Series A round to $35.4 million. The funding round was arranged by Salem Partners, which also participated…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Allen-based WatchGuard Inc., a mobile video solutions provider, has been bought by Illinois-based Motorola Solutions Inc. for an undisclosed amount. WatchGuard's products-in-car video systems, body cams, evidence management systems, and software-are designed for law enforcement. dallasinnovates.com/follow-the-money-onconano-series-a-funding-reaches-35-4m-eci-acquires-uk-software-reseller/read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas travel tech startup Traxo said in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that it has raised the final $1.85 million of a $5.2 million Series B offering. Traxo specializes in aggregating data and tracking passenger loyalty…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Robin Autopilot, the Dallas-based robotic lawn mower startup has been bought by Ohio-based Fahey Group, which will move the company's headquarters to Strongsville, near Cleveland. No terms of the deal were released. Robin, which was founded in 2015, has over…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Irving-based Archeio Technologies, a provider of oil and gas document classification and smart search technology, has been acquired by Quorum Software, a Houston-based firm. No financial details of the deal were released. dallasinnovates.com/follow-the-money-moneygram-gets-50m-investment-legacytexas-makes-2-1b-bank-merger/read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based MoneyGram International Inc. has received a $50 million investment commitment as part of a strategic agreement with Ripple, a provider of enterprise blockchain solutions for global payments. MoneyGram is one of the world's largest money transfer companies, with more…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

4WEB Medical, a Dallas, TX-based orthopedic device company, closed a round of financing of undisclosed amount. SWK Holdings Corporation provided the financial resources. Founded in 2008 by Jessee Hunt, CEO, 4WEB Medical focuses on developing innovative implants utilizing its proprietary…read more at www.finsmes.com

 

4FRONT, a Dallas-based sports and entertainment marketing company, has received a high-seven figure minority investment from Global Sports Commerce, according to a report by FinSMEs. The exact amount of the investment was not released. Global Sports is a Singapore-based sports…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Plano-based cybersecurity company Critical Start announced that it has received a $40 million minority investment from the private equity firm Bregal Sagemount that will hasten its expansion and help build its team. Founded in 2012 by CEO Rob Davis, a…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based Metropolis Truck Yard Partners LP said in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that it has raised $1.4 million of a $2.4 million equity offering. The form D was submitted by Benjamin Muchoki, managing partner at…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Alkami Technology, a fast-growing Plano-based provider of cloud-based digital banking solutions to U.S. credit unions and banks, announced it closed on a $55 million Series E round. Led by General Atlantic and MissionOG, other existing investors-S3 Ventures and Argonaut Private…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based KoiReader Technologies raised $60,000 in seed funding, bringing its total funding to $510,000 over three rounds, according to a report in Crunchbase. The total includes another seed round this year and a pre-seed round in 2015. KoiReader's technology provides…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Hypergiant Industries, a Texas-based industrial artificial intelligence company, announced Wednesday that it secured funding from Sumitomo Corp. of Americas and Dallas-based Perot Jain. dallasinnovates.com/follow-the-money-cien-inc-raises-3-5m-theatro-gets-12m-pioneer-health-nets-45m/read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Irving-based Pei Wei Asian Diner has been bought by California-based PWD Acquisitions from Centerbridge Partners LP. No terms of the deal were released. A fast-casual dining chain, Pei Wei moved its headquarters from Arizona to Irving in 2017. The move…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Richardson-based startup Theatro has raised $12.1 million in equity funding, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. It's part of a total offering $15.1 million. dallasinnovates.com/follow-the-money-cien-inc-raises-3-5m-theatro-gets-12m-pioneer-health-nets-45m/read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Addison-based Pioneer Health Systems LLC, the holding company for all Direct Orthopedic Care (DOC) services, announced in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that it's raised $45 million of a $60 million equity round. dallasinnovates.com/follow-the-money-cien-inc-raises-3-5m-theatro-gets-12m-pioneer-health-nets-45m/read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Plano-based Cien Inc., a provider of AI-powered sales productivity solutions, announced that it completed a $3.5 million seed funding round that it will use to accelerate it's market presence in North America. The seed round was led by Elaia, a…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Lewisville-based healthcare technology company CareView Communications Inc. said in a new filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that it raised $50,000 in a debt-only funding round. In 2018, CareView raised more than $3 million. dallasinnovates.com/follow-the-money-women-in-their-prime-nets-1m-fintech-rs2-ventures-completes-11m-raise-att-seeds-in-1-8m-round/read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Fort Worth-based CG Environmental raised an unreleased amount of funding in a private equity round, according to Crunchbase. Denver-based Silver Creek Partners led the round. dallasinnovates.com/follow-the-money-women-in-their-prime-nets-1m-fintech-rs2-ventures-completes-11m-raise-att-seeds-in-1-8m-round/read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Group Island Spirit LLC, a Thailand-based maker of catamaran boats with a U.S. headquarters in Fort Worth, announced in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange that it raised $500,000 in an equity funding round from 22 investors. dallasinnovates.com/follow-the-money-women-in-their-prime-nets-1m-fintech-rs2-ventures-completes-11m-raise-att-seeds-in-1-8m-round/read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Women In Their Prime LLC of Dallas reported to the SEC that it raised $1 million of a $1.3 million equity-only funding round. PrimeWomen.com is an online publication for women over the age of 50. It describes itself as a…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based fintech RS2 Ventures, which specializes in card issuing and merchant acquiring solutions under the brand name BandWORKS, has raised all $11.02 million in a funding round. According to the filing, $47,225 of the funding will be used for payments…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based healthcare startup Take Command Health has completed a bridge funding round, reaching its goal of $1.5 million. No details of the new plans have been released. dallasinnovates.com/follow-the-money-women-in-their-prime-nets-1m-fintech-rs2-ventures-completes-11m-raise-att-seeds-in-1-8m-round/read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Just weeks after Dallas-based Peloton Therapeutics filed for initial public offering, pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co. announced it is buying the biotech company in a deal valued as much as $2.2 billion. The deal should close in the third quarter.…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

AmeriTex Holdings LLC has closed $25 million in subordinated notes with Prudential Capital Partners and a $105 million senior credit facility with MUFG Union Bank, US Bank, and Banc of California to refinance its $42 million from its existing lender…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

InterGen Data Inc., a Plano-based AI-driven technology provider of proprietary AI software solutions and machine learning algorithms for banking, wealth management, insurance and fintech companies, has closed an $800,000 seed funding round. The round was led by Levittown, New York…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Fort Worth-based Actuate Therapeutics Inc. has raised $21.7 million in a Series B financing round and plans to use the money to expand its ongoing Phase 1/2 trial. Actuate is a private biopharmaceutical company that focuses on developing compounds to…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based Naturally Slim has received an investment from The Riverside Co., a global private equity firm. Naturally Slim is a digital health platform that focuses on helping participants reduce Metabolic Syndrome, lose weight, and lead healthier lives. dallasinnovates.com/follow-money-intergen-data-raises-800k-seed-funding-nuvei-makes-889m-tech-acquisition/read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Actuate Therapeutics, Inc., a Fort Worth, TX-based clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, raised $21.7m in Series B financing. The round was led by Kairos Ventures, with participation from DEFTA Partners, Tech Coast Angels, and existing investors Bios Partners. www.finsmes.com/2019/05/actuate-therapeutics-closes-21-7m-series-b-financing.htmlread more at www.finsmes.com

 

InterGen Data, Inc., a Dallas, TX-based AI-driven technology provider of proprietary AI software solutions and machine learning algorithms for banking, wealth management, insurance and fintech companies, closed an $800k seed funding round. Stan Thomas participated in the round. www.finsmes.com/2019/05/intergen-data-closes-800k-seed-funding-round.htmlread more at www.finsmes.com

 

Dallas-based RumbleOn Inc. announced the closing of its previously announced offering of $30 million aggregate principal amount of 6.75 percent convertible senior notes due 2024. RumbleOn is an e-commerce company focused on how to simplify the way in which dealers…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Earlier this year, Carrollton-based Checkpoint ID, a provider of ID verification and data collection SaaS for apartment managers, announced that it had received $1.5 million in Series A funding from RET Ventures, a Utah-based early-stage venture capital firm. dallasinnovates.com/follow-money-vanillasoft-nets-4m-riveron-gets-growth-funding-mass-lumosity-acquires-fort-worth-firm/read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Signature Systems Group, a Flower Mound-based events services company, announced it raised an unreleased amount in a private equity round led by Center Rock Capital Partners, an Illinois-based private equity firm. dallasinnovates.com/follow-money-vanillasoft-nets-4m-riveron-gets-growth-funding-mass-lumosity-acquires-fort-worth-firm/read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Riveron, a Dallas-headquartered national business advisory firm, announced that an affiliate of the global investment firm H.I.G. Capital has agreed to make a growth investment in Riveron. H.I.G. Capital is a global investment firm focused on partnering with middle market…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Fort Worth-based TAS Environmental Services LP has been acquired by Cleveland-based Blue Point Capital Partners. TAS Environmental, a leading provider of environmental services, is a portolio company of Dallas-based private equity firm TEAM Partners LLC. No terms of the deal…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based Haggar Clothing Co., an iconic name in the men's clothing industry, is being acquired by New York-based Randa Accessories, one of the world's top accessories companies. The acquisition, which would created a roughly $1 billion company, should close by…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Austin-based ESO has acquired Dallas-based eCore Software, a scheduling platform for emergency medical services agencies and fire departments. No financial terms of the acquisition were released. dallasinnovates.com/follow-the-money-peloton-therapeutics-files-for-150m-ipo-onconano-raises-22m/read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Women's sexuality and health startup Rosy beat out nine competitors Wednesday to take the $14,000 top prize in the Health Innovation Pitch Competition 2019 at the Healthcare Dealmakers conference at the Ritz-Carlton in Dallas. dallasinnovates.com/rosy-wellness-takes-14k-top-prize-at-health-innovation-pitch-competition/read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

FinSMEs reported that the funding came from Connecticut-based Emil Capital Partners, Keller Capital of Austin, and Tim Ferriss, and entrepreneur, author, and podcaster. The company says it will use the funding to expand its spas into new areas like Los…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Southlake-based OncoNano Medicine says it's raised $22 million to bolster its cancer-fight efforts. The venture funding round raises the company's total funding to more than $40 million. OncoNano Medicine Inc. President and CEO Ravi Srinivasan told the Dallas Business Journal…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based biotech Peloton Therapeutics has filed for an initial public offering and plans to raise up to $115 million to fund late-stage clinical trials, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Peloton is a developer of…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Novo Labs, the Dallas-based provider of conversational artificial intelligence services for large restaurant chains, said that it has received $2 million in seed funding, led by Austin-based Silverton Partners. Founded in 2017 by Clinton Coleman and Jeff Loukas, Novo Labs…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Calise Partners, a Dallas-based integrated agency announced that it has acquired the Dallas digital shop Imaginuity. The deal will create one of the largest independent marketing services providers in the Southwest. The company will do business under the Imaginuity brand.…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

A Dallas tech company is selling to a large U.K. firm with private equity backing. Modern Systems, which provides clients with application modernization, has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Advanced, according to a statement this week. Terms…read more at www.bizjournals.com

 

Plano-based Stryve Biltong has received $16.5 million in a series B fund round that the company said will be used for education, awareness, trial among consumers, investment in talent, and operations. The round was led by Meaningful Partners, Pendyne Capital,…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based artificial intelligence startup Edgetensor Technologies has received an undisclosed amount from early-stage venture capital firm SRI Capital. Edgetensor produces software development kits (Face SDK) for cameras, including ones in smartphones with facial-tracking capabilities. dallasinnovates.com/follow-money-vc-backs-edgetensor-stryve-biltong-gets-16-5m-neiman-marcus-invests-fashionpile/read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Richardson-based Elite Electronics, which specializes in automotive diagnostic and repair services, has been acquired by LKQ Corp. The acquisition puts Chicago-based LKQ into the vehicle services market by melding its parts and distribution business with Elite's services. dallasinnovates.com/follow-money-vc-backs-edgetensor-stryve-biltong-gets-16-5m-neiman-marcus-invests-fashionpile/read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

California security firm Allied Universal is buying Dallas-based Securadyne Systems and will establish a security technology headquarters in North Texas, according to a report in The Dallas Morning News. The acquisition of Securadyne will create the nation's fourth-largest security services…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Richardson-based Active-Semi International Inc. is being acquired by North Carolina-base Qorvo, a maker and supplier of semiconductors. No details of the deal were released. Active-Semi designs, develops, makes, and sells digital and programmable power management and digital motor drive integrated…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

In the first quarter, Aristos Ventures invested in three companies. Two of those-Edgetensor and Meteora-are Dallas-based. Felipe Mendoza, managing director of Dallas-based Aristos Ventures, said overall the funding potential for companies raising venture capital in the Dallas area looked "good"…read more at news.crunchbase.com

 

In the first quarter, Aristos Ventures invested in three companies. Two of those-Edgetensor and Meteora-are Dallas-based. The other, Houston-based Nesh, is a "smart assistant" for oil and gas. Felipe Mendoza, managing director of Dallas-based Aristos Ventures, said overall the funding…read more at news.crunchbase.com

 

Dallas-based tech firm FieldPulse has raised $2.2 million that will help the company build on its growth and continue driving disruption as legacy contractors go to digital platforms, Pulse 2.0 reported. With FieldPulse's cloud-based digital hub, contractors can manage their…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

The Comerica Charitable Foundation has given Dallas-based EMPOWER Series a $60,000 grant. EMPOWER Series, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that said it envisions a world in which everyone is thriving. EMPOWER's s mission is to positively impact the world…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Nimbix Inc., the Richardson-based high-performance computing and super-computing platform, raised $4 million in debt financing, according to a report in Crunchbase. The funding brings Nimbix's total to $19.5 million in five funding rounds since 2012, Crunchbase said. dallasinnovates.com/follow-money-nimbix-gets-4m-energy-spectrum-raises-867m-sentrics-makes-acquisition/read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based and female-founded mobile app maker Rent My Wardrobe told Dallas Innovates that is working to close on $1 million of a seed round with a $4 million cap from a network of angel investors and family offices. dallasinnovates.com/follow-money-studio-movie-grill-reels-100m-rent-my-wardrobe-closing-1m-authentix-buys-uk-firm/read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Geoforce, a Plano-based provider of field-asset tracking solutions, has received $5 million in working capital financing from Denver-based CIBC Innovaton Banking. According to PE Hub, Geoforce uses hardware and software solutions to aid companies in the transporation, energy, and services…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Fort Worth-based Linear Labs has closed a $4.5 million seed round in support of its revolutionary next-gen electric motor created by father-and-son team Fred and Brad Hunstable. The funding will be used to market the motor called the Hunstable Electric…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Studio Movie Grill, the Dallas-based movie theater-dining chain with 32 locations, said it has received a $100 million strategic from TowerBrook Capital Partners. The investment will help Studio Movie Grill accelerate its growth as it continues plans to open more…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Richardson-based AmplifAI Solutions Inc., which provides a performance acceleration platform for enterprise contact centers, announced it received $3.9 million in a Series A funding round from Naya Ventures, LiveOak Venture Partners, and Capital Factory. dallasinnovates.com/follow-the-money-amplifai-gets-3-9m-offerpad-closes-series-c-funding-round-jll-buys-hff/read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

The Dallas-based on-demand storage services company CallBox Storage is raising up to $15 million in a funding round, according to a filing. So far, CallBox has raised $3.5 million of that goal. Callbox works like this: customers can schedule movers…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

For an undisclosed amount, Irving-based ThermiGen LLC is being bought by Celling Biosciences, an Austin biotechnology company. ThermiGen is a maker of temperature-controlled radio-frequency technology that heats targeted areas of your skin to naturally stimulate collagen. dallasinnovates.com/follow-the-money-pieces-technologies-gets-5m-callbox-seeks-15m-tpg-makes-acquisition/read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Pieces Technologies, a Dallas-based AI and predictive analytics startup, has raised all $5 million in the initial part of a Series B capital raise. The company expects to be fully completed in the second half of the year. dallasinnovates.com/follow-the-money-pieces-technologies-gets-5m-callbox-seeks-15m-tpg-makes-acquisition/read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

BulBul Apps, a Plano-based early childhood learning app developer, has raised $500,000 in a new round of funding. The financial backing came from Xseed Partners, OperatorVC, Dallas-based Anblicks, and Irving-based Infolob. dallasinnovates.com/follow-the-money-bulbul-gets-500k-realtime-laboratories-nets-140k-artisan-design-makes-acquisition/read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

RealTime Laboratories, a Carrollton-based medical testing company, has raised $140,100 in a seed funding round, according to Crunchbase. The company said it is the only laboratory in the nation accredited by the College of American Pathologists and The Clinical Laboratory…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Disinfection services provider SanoTech 360 announced that it will buy the assets of another Fort Worth company, EMist Innovations. No financial terms of the deal were released. EMist is a developer of electrostatic disinfectant application systems that it says deliver…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Addison-based Worksoft Inc., a provider of continuous test automation software, is being acquired by Marlin Equity Partners, a global investment firm with more than $6.7 billion in capital under management. Worksoft is a provider of an end-to-end continuous test automation…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

EnTouch Controls, a technology developed in Richardson that provides software to help its clients lower the energy consumption in their buildings, has raised $1 million as part of a new offering seeking a total of $3 million, according to a…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based insuretech startup Sea Pine Technologies has been acquired by Zurich Insurance Group, an Illinois-based finance and insurance giant. No terms of the deal, which closed in January, were released. dallasinnovates.com/follow-money-door-gets-5-4m-ikonopedia-nets-2m-series-c-muzooka-notes-3-9m/read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Muzooka, a music technology company headquartered in Southlake, has raised more than $3.9 million of a $5 million offering, the company said in a filing. Muzooka describes itself as a platform on which artists and their teams manage their own…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based Door Inc. said in a new filing with U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that it has raised nearly $5.4 million of a $10 million funding round. It's an infusion of cash from existing investors, Door said. Door is a…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Ikonopedia, the Richardson medtech company that offers a next-generation breast radiology reporting and patient tracking, announced that Dallas-based Texas Women Ventures Capital has invested in the company as part of its $2 million Series C Preferred Stock funding. dallasinnovates.com/follow-money-door-gets-5-4m-ikonopedia-nets-2m-series-c-muzooka-notes-3-9m/read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

ParkHub, the Dallas-based B2B parking technology provider, announced it has completed its $13 million Series B funding round and has acquired a competitor. ParkHub offers subscription-based solutions that help parking professionals improve customer experience and drive revenue with streamlined operations…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based clinical-stage pharmaceutical company Peloton Therapeutics Inc. announced the closing of an oversubscribed $150 million Series E financing round. Peloton is a drug discovery and development company that is advancing first-in-class oral medicines for cancer and other serious conditions. dallasinnovates.com/follow-the-money-parkhub-buys-competitor-closes-13m-series-b-round-kibo-makes-acquisition/read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based Neighborhood Goods, a retail innovator that launched its first location in Plano last year, is continuing its upward trajectory. The startup announced this week that it has raised an $8.8 million in expanded seed financing, a boost the retailer…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Fixd Repair, the Dallas startup disrupting the home repair and warranty business, has been acquired by ANGI Homeservices, the parent company of Angie's List, HomeAdvisors, and eight other brands in eight countries. The Denver Business Journal reported that no financial…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based mobility startup Vinli announced this week closing a $13.5 million Series B funding round. Vinli has a data intelligence platform built for connected vehicles. Earlier this week, we reported that participants in the capital raise included new and existing…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Recode Therapeutics Raises $1M

February 11, 2019

Dallas medical research company Recode Therapeutics has raised $1 million as part of a new funding round, according to a filing. The company is aiming to raise up to $3 million, the filing shows. Recode is developing a way to…read more at www.bizjournals.com

 

Dallas-based Adaptive3D, a supplier of premium additive manufacturing polymer resin, has secured a Series A funding round for an undisclosed amount, according to a report in FinSMEs. The funding round was co-led by DSM Venturing, which is Royal DSM's strategic…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based medtech company Phynd Technologies Inc., announced Tuesday that it completed an $8 million Series B funding round. Phynd offers healthcare providers an information management SaaS solution that manages all operational provider data. Its Phynd 360° Provider Platform details who…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Frisco-based Quest Events, a leader for drapery solutions and other products including modular furniture, scenic elements, décor, and accessories in the events industry received last week an undisclosed amount in a strategic investment from private equity firm TZP Capital Partners…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

In October, 2018, we told you all about the inventive ride-hailing startup Alto. Today, it announced it's entering the market with $14.5 million raised in two rounds of funding from several partners including Road Ventures and Frog Ventures. Alto is…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Riata Capital Group has announced that its portfolio company, Dallas-based Acuity Eyecare Group, has recieved an equity investment from J.P. Morgan Asset Management in support of growth and expansion. Financial terms of the investment were not released. The investment was…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Frisco Music City Gets $3.9M

January 22, 2019

The plan approved by Frisco officials last year called Frisco Music City has raised $3.9 million from outside investors, according to a filing. Intended to be housed near the Cowboys' Star, the new music venue is expected to be made…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Tech giant Google has bought Richardon-based Fossil Group's smartwarch technology, as well as the research and development division that created it, in a deal valued at about $40 million. the Verge reported. dallasinnovates.com/follow-the-money-alto-announces-14-5m-lantern-pharma-raises-535000-zix-corp-makes-275m-acquisition/read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Plano-based YourCause, a leader in enterprise philanthropy, corporate social responsibility, and employee engagement technology, announced it has been acquired by Charleston, South Carolina-based Blackbaud, a leading cloud software company that empowers social good, in a deal valued at roughly $157…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Plano-based small cell technology company Baicells has received an investment from Qualcomm Inc. that it will use to further the development of 5G technologies, according to FinSMEs. The amount was not disclosed. The investment was made through Qualcomm Ventures LLC,…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based U.S. wireless service reseller KonaTel Inc. announced in a Form D filing in December that it had raised all of a $1.3 million equity offering. The company was founded in 2014 and provides voice and data solutions for agents,…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based sports technology services company PumpJack Dataworks Inc. has raised $250,000 in seed funding, Crunchbase reported. The company was founded in 2018 and has offices in New York and Madrid. It helps sports teams and venues refine their digital strategies…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Envy Gaming, the Dallas-based esports team, raised $20 million in external funding, Sports Business Daily reported. The funding will help with Envy's attempts to monetize its fan base across the Overwatch League and eight other titles, the report stated. The…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based AI and predictive analytics startup Pieces Technologies said in a December filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that it had raised $10.925 million of a $15 million equity funding round. Pieces Technologies' team of physicians, engineers, and…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Plano-based Payer Compass, a health-care reimbursement technology and price transparency solutions provider, said it received a significant investment but did not disclose the amount. According to FinSMEs, the round was led by Spectrum Equity with participation from Health Enterprise Partners.…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Waxahachie-based Viziv Technologies announced in two new filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that it raised $1.372 million in new funding. One filing detailed Viziv had raised $837,000 of a $5 million offering. The second showed it raised…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Floafers, a Dallas-based shoemaker and retailer of water loafers received a $200,000 investment last month to support its line of water loafers. The company said its shoes combine the versatility of waterproof Ethylene Vinyl Acetate foam with the design of…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Spectral MD has raised more than $1 million of a $2.7 million offering, according to a report in the Dallas Business Journal. The Dallas-based biotech company has created a device, called the DeepView Wound Imaging System, that gives detailed views…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based Incero.com, an IaaS provider with data centers in Dallas, Seattle, and New York City, has been acquired by Florida-based Hivelocity, a provider of dedicated services, cloud hosting, collocation, and managed services. No financial terms of the deal were released.…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Grapevine-based event consulting and management company Complex Sports and Entertainment announced in a Form D filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that it raised $850,000 in seed funding. The company was founded earlier this year, and says on…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based Viverae-which recently rebranded as SimplyWell-has been acquired by Virgin Pulse, a global health and well-being company. SimplyWell is a wellness management company that focuses on helping organizations improve, and simplifying health for their employees. Its acquisition will give Virgin…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Neighborhood Goods, the Dallas-based retail startup founded by Matt Alexander and Mark Masinter, said in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that it raised $8 million of a $10 million offering. In May, the startup said it…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Richardson-based payments technology startup ModoPayments LLC announced that it has completed a Series A funding round of more than $13 million. According to Finsmes, the round brings the total funding raised by ModoPayments to more than $16 million. The round…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based instant delivery company PICKUP said that it raised $5 million in a series A funding round. The funding came from three venture capital investors - Maryland-based TDF Ventures, and Noro-Moseley Partners and Engage Ventures, both of Atlanta. dallasinnovates.com/follow-money-swych-sells-majority-stake-pickup-nets-5m-sabre-agrees-350m-deal-farelogix/read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Swych announced this week that Abu Dhabi-based Finablr has taken a majority stake in the Plano-based digital gifting platform. Finablr said that it will leverage its network's leadership and global presence to expand Swych's gifting network to a broader international…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Irving-based Fortune 500 chemical company Celanese Corp. announced that its subsidiary, Celanese US Holdings LLC, has completed its registered offering of €500 million [roughly $570 million] of 2.125 percent senior notes due 2027. According to a release, the notes are…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Irving-based Taco Bueno Restaurants announced Tuesday that it had agreed to be acquired by Taco Supremo LLC, an affiliate of Dallas-based franchising giant Sun Holdings Inc., as part of a restructuring in federal bankruptcy court where Taco Bueno has sought…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

EmpowerMX, a Frisco aircraft maintenance software company, said in a regulatory filing that it has raised $5 million. The Dallas Business Journal reported that EmpowerMX - which is partnered with IBM and Microsoft - launched its first product in the…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

New York City-based Blackstone Energy Partners and Fort Worth-based Ulterra Drilling Technologies announced that Blackstone is acquiring a controlling, majority interest in the inventive maker of drill bits for the oil and gas industry. Ulterra - which holds six patents…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based BoodsKapper Inc., which creates AI-based software for public housing authorities, and virtual supply chain analysis for food manufacturers, announced a seed funding round, according to Crunchbase. On its website, the company said it is working with a Top 10…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Playful Corp., the McKinney-based game development studio, raised $5 million in a venture capital funding round, according to a report in Crunchbase. The capital raise joins a $25 million private round from October 2015, according to Crunchbase, totaling $30 million…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based electric power producer Luminant announced that it was awarded a $1 million grant from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for its Upton 2 battery energy storage system project. According to a release, the New Technology Implementation Grant program…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Toronto, Canada-based Onex Corp. announced that it acquired a 42 percent interest in Dallas-based global tax services and software provider Ryan LLC for $317 million. The investment values Ryan at $1.1 billion, according to a release. Founded in 1991, Ryan…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Hail Merry LLC, the Dallas-based maker of raw, plant-based snacks, announced in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that it has raised $1.08 million of a $1.26 million equity funding round. Hail Merry was launched in 2008…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Addison-based peer-to-peer competition startup PostItPlayIt Inc. said in a government filing that it raised all $1.59 million in an equity financing round. On the platform, users can create their own contests and compete against friends and family-heck, the whole nation…read more at guide.dallasinnovates.com

 

Grapevine-based automotive software company Intersection Technologies Inc., which does business as F&I Express, has been acquired by Cox Automotive Inc. of Atlanta. F&I Express will operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cox Automotive. No financial terms of the deal were…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Conversational commerce company LivePerson has acquired Conversable, an AI company with a conversational intelligence platform with offices in Dallas and Austin, and which bills itself as "Made in Texas." While terms of the deal weren't disclosed, Conversable CEO and co-founder…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Defakto, the Dallas-based Adobe solutions provider, has been acquired by Ansira Partners Inc., one of the largest independent marketing agencies in North America. The move will allow the two companies to combine services and to strengthen Adobe capabilities. dallasinnovates.com/follow-the-money-caris-raises-150m-meritize-gets-13-2m-benefitmall-buys-phoenix-firm/read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

iDonate-a Dallas-based software developer aimed at helping nonprofits-raised $10 million in a Series A funding round led by PerformanceEdge Partners. Additional funding came from existing and new investors, such as Fort-Worth-based Miles Foundation. iDonate CEO declined to say the total…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Post Acute Analytics, a Lewisville-based healthcare technology company, raised $3.7 million in seed funding, according to Crunchbase. Founded in 2018, Post Acute Analytics offers a full suite of solutions through proprietary analytics, a turnkey integration engine, and medical leadership, that…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Caris Life Sciences, an Irving-based innovator in molecular science's use in precision medicine, said it raised $150 million in growth capital. The funding comes from TPG Sixth Street Partners in the form of senior secured debt and convertible notes, Caris…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Frisco-based educational lender Meritize recently raised $13.2 million in a Series A funding round led by Colchis Capital, with participation from Chicago Ventures. Other investors included CLC, Cube Financial Holdings, ZZ Ventures, Socratic Ventures, ECMC Group, University Ventures, PC Squared,…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

A lifestyle brand based in the United Kingdom has acquired Dallas-based furniture and home decor retailer Wisteria. The acquisition was made by OKA Direct Ltd. for an undisclosed price. It's OKA's first major acquisition in the company's 20-year history and…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Cresson-based Integrity Bio-Chem reported in a government filing that it has raised $2.9 million of a $3 million venture capital round. Integrity Bio-Chem said it is bringing the next evolution of functionalized modified biopolymers to the energy and industrial markets,…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Compass, a New York Cityp-based real estate technology company, that has entered the Fort Worth market announced that it raised $400 million in a Series F funding round. To date, Compass - which was founded in 2012 - has raised…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

In-car commerce platform Cargo has raised $22.5 million in a new equity funding round, according to a filing with the SEC. New York City-based Cargo, which recently launched its service in Dallas, provides refreshments and treats - water, gum, snacks…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Mode Transportation, a non-asset third-party logistics company headquartered in Dallas, has been sold to an affiliate of York Capital Management for roughly $238.5 million. Oak Park, Illinois-based Hub Group Inc. sold Mode, which was a subsidiary. The deal does not…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Bedford-based Nanoscope Technologies has received two grants totaling $4 million for two optogenetics technologies the company said could give sight to people with damaged retina cells. What is optogenetics? It's a biological technique that uses light to control cells in…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Forte Payment Systems Inc., an electronic funds transfer processor based in Allen, is being acquired for roughly $85 million in cash at closing by CSG International, an international provider of customer interaction and billing solutions. The deal is expected to…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Fort Worth-based Actuate Therapeutics Inc. said in a Form D filing that it raised $4.025 million in a debt-only funding round. Actuate is a private biopharmaceutical company that focuses on developing compounds to be used in the treatment of cancer…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based Sunfinity Solar LLC said in a new filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that it raised $525,000 of a $15 million debt-only funding round. Sunfinity is a provider of solar energy to both residential and commercial clients.…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Select Milk Producers, a Dallas-based dairy company that says it uses innovative sustainable farming methods and takes extraordinary animal care and comfort measures, has raised all $12 million of a $50 million equity-only funding round. dallasinnovates.com/follow-the-money-select-milk-nets-12m-actuate-therapeutics-raises-4m-valify-acquires-tech-firm/read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Plano-based new-age organic meat company Farm2Cook raised $250,000 in a venture funding round, bringing its total funding so far to $300,000. Farm2Cook was founded in 2017 by Nathan Pinto, who said the company was created to disrupt the ethnic meat…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Southlake-based INTREorg Systems has raised $247,000 in a post-IPO equity round, Crunchbase reported. The firm provides shareholder intelligence and IT and consulting services, including management, compliance, and finance, and it has now raised $497,000 in two rounds since 2012. The…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based Grey Inc. said in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that it has raised $1 million of a $3.5 million debt offering. Grey, which was founded in 2017, offers a point-of-sale system that it said combines "ease…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Lewisville-based engineering and design firm G&A Consultants Inc. has been acquired by North Carolina-based McAdams. The firms will temporarily operate in Texas under the combined named G&A | McAdams. The deal was finalized Aug. 31, a release said. dallasinnovates.com/follow-money-cyber-watch-gets-2-5m-bank-makes-equity-investment-modo-payments/read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based financial services group ORIX USA Corp., will provide $250,000 in capital through its foundation to Good Returns, a Dallas-based hybrid social enterprise that makes loans to impact organizations. Good Returns will use the funds to help organizations scale sustainable…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Deutsche Bank has acquired an equity stake in Richardson-based payments technology company Modo Payments, a move that will provide the bank with new offerings for its clients. The amount of the investment wasn't disclosed. Founded in 2010, Modo Payments' offering…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Plano-based Cyber Watch has received a $2.5 million investment from Cypress Growth Capital. Cyber Watch assists its clients in planning and designing cyber security solutions to protect those organization's critical assets utilizing the most-advanced, but proven, emerging security technologies. dallasinnovates.com/follow-money-cyber-watch-gets-2-5m-bank-makes-equity-investment-modo-payments/read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based GDS Link, which helps businesses manage credit risk, has received an investment from San Francisco-based private equity firm Serent Capital. While terms of the deal were not disclosed, the Dallas Business Journal reported that it was a minority investment.…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Plano-based heath-care provider LifeCare Health Partners raised $40 million debt financing led by White Oak Healthcare Finance, Crunchbase reported. Founded in 1992, LifeCare Health Partners encompasses the LifeCare Family of Hospitals as well as a variety of post-acute services including…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Frisco-based Dairy.com, a global provider of software-as-service solutions for dairy supply chains, announced Thursday that it is buying Richardson-based Data Specialists Inc. Data Specialists is a software solutions developer and provider to the dairy and food industries that was founded…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

rlington Surgery Center LLC has raised all of a $224,000 equity offering, according to an amended filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The center offers ophthalmology, laboratory, EKG, radiology, and pharmacy services. dallasinnovates.com/follow-the-money-fuse-medical-raises-3-27m-medhab-get-914k-truck-yard-hauls-4-2m/read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Fuse Medical Inc., a Richardson-based provider of innovative products for surgeons, said in a new Form D filing that it has raised all $3,276,488 of an equity funding round. Founded in 2011, Fuse provides a variety of orthopedic impants including…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Mansfield-based MedHab LLC said in a new regulatory filing that it has raised $914,770 of a $3 million equity funding round. Founded by Johnny Ross in 2008, MedHab is a device company specializing in the development and delivery of wearable…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

The parent company of Which Wich has acquired Dallas-based Paciugo Gelato Caffe, a 32-unit gelato chain that it will begin expanding across the U.S. Dallas-based Sinelli Concepts International did not disclose any terms of the deal. dallasinnovates.com/follow-money-boardroom-salon-kristi-which-wich-buys-gelato-chain/read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Fort Worth-based independent insurance broker Higginbotham has acquired the business of Friendswood-based Colt Risk Management, an independent commercial insurance broker specializing in aviation risk. Higginbotham has practice groups in more than 20 industries, according to the Fort Worth Business Press.…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Fort Worth-based Kristi & Kids Enterprises LLC said it has raised $200,000 of an $800,000 equity round. According to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the minimum investment accepted from an outside investor is $50,000. dallasinnovates.com/follow-money-boardroom-salon-kristi-which-wich-buys-gelato-chain/read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Southlake-based Boardroom Salon for Men announced Thursday that it has closed on an investment by affiliates of Los Angeles-based private equity firm LightBay Capital. LightBay will take a majority stake in the company and accelerate Boardroom's growth. No financial details…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based professional employer organization Zogg Benefits has been acquired by G&A Partners of Houston. The Zogg acquisition is G&A's fourth acquisition of the year, according to a news release. No financial details of the acqusitiion were released. dallasinnovates.com/follow-money-rollkall-gets-950k-link-off-duty-police-jobs-arcade-funding-reaches-1-5m/read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

MYCON General Contractors of Dallas has acquired Grapevine-based Pavlovich Construction Services. MYCON said the deal will support its growth in the industrial and manufacturing sectors, according to the Fort Worth Business Press. No financial details were released. dallasinnovates.com/follow-money-rollkall-gets-950k-link-off-duty-police-jobs-arcade-funding-reaches-1-5m/read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based startup Arcade has raised $1 million from investment groups, bringing its total funding to roughly $1.5 million. CEO Dave Cherrie told the Dallas Business Journal that the funding will help Arcade with sales and marketing as it grows. Among…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Palmer-based Harvest Gold Silica said in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that it has raised $200,000 of a $5 million offering. On its website, Harvest Gold Silica said its product "is derived from naturally occurring minerals…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Lewisville-based Xome announced that it has acquired North Richland Hills-based Assurant Mortgage Solutions Group from Assurant Inc. in a deal valued at $35 million. Xome, a subsidiary of WMIH Corp., is a provider of services to mortgage servicers, originators, real…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Irving-based RollKall Technologies LLC announced in a Form D filing that it raised $950,000 of a roughly $1.5 million equity-only funding round that the company said will allow it to speed development and enable targeted acquisitions. Founded by Benjamin Poch,…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Code Authority, a custom software company chose one winner out of the six finalists who presented in the startup pitch event. They chose Frisco-based KidStrong to win the award; $33,500 in seed funding and services and will have their startup…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Service Fusion, a Colleyville-based startup that offers software to construction contractors has raised more than $10.1 million in a Series A funding round from Kansas City investment firm Five Elms Capital, according to a filing with the federal government. The…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based Hedera Hashgraph announced Wednesday that is has raised $100 million from institutional investors and individuals - including $10 million from its own employees - for a new distributed ledger platform it has developed. Hedera said its platform is faster,…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based off-site package solution startup Fetch announced this week that it raised $3 million in a seed funding round led by Austin-based Silverton Partners. Founded in 2016, Fetch provides package solutions for apartment buildings by accepting packages at local warehouses,…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

TheCapitalNet, a software-as-a-service provider with North Texas ties currently operating mostly in stealth mode, has received a $500,000 seed round investment from Dallas-based Lindwall Family Investments LLC. CEO and co-founder Rakesh Bhatia told VCCircle that the proceeds will help the…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Lewisville-based technology company CareView Communications Inc. said in a new filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that it raised $1 million in a debt only funding round. CareView is an information technology provider to the health-care industry specializing…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based Appspace Holdings said in a new SEC filing that it has raised $375,002 of a $750,003 equity and option offering. Appspace, which offers a platform to help companies communicate with their teams, was founded in 2002 and also has…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Streetlane, the Dallas-based provider of property management services, has been acquired by Roofstock, an Oakland, California operator of an online market place for single family rental investment properties. No details of the deal were released. Roofstock said it would retain…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Colleyville-based Service Fusion, a provider of management software applications to HVAC, plumbing, electrical, IT, and other service businesses, announced it raised $10 million in a Series A funding round. The round was led by Five Elms Capital, a Kansas-based firm…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

SRS Distribution, a McKinney-based roofing company has raised $10.3 million for a potential acquisition, according to a SEC filing. The company counts Boston private equity firm Berkshire Partners and Los Angeles investment firm Leonard Green & Partners among its investors.…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Carrollton-based Selery Fulfillment Inc., which specializes in inventory fulfillment and warehousing for e-commerce companies, said in a new filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that is has raised $850,000 of a $1 million offering. In November, Dallas-based family…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Ataia Medical, a graduate of Dallas startup accelerator Health Wildcatters, has raised $300,000 seed investment. The funding round was led by Dallas-based early-stage venture capital firm Green Park & Golf Ventures and its principals, Clay Heighten and Carl Soderstrom. Ataia,…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Fort Worth-based Craftwork Coffee Co. announced in a new government filing that it has raised $932,500 of a $3 million equity offering. Craftwork Coffee is led by President Trevor Hightower and founder and CEO Riley Kiltz. In the filing, Craftwork…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based KwikBoost, a mobile device charging company, has acquired its competitor, Brightbox, whose products will add a "smart" charging solution as part of KwikBoost's Lock & Charge product family. KwikBoost offers a variety of solutions to charge mobile devices that…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Krew Rideshare Inc. - which anticipates expanding to Dallas in the next six to eight months - said in a new filing that is has raised $25,100 of a $200,000 debt and equity offerings. Austin-based Krew offers rides from Austin…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Fort Worth-based Sidekick Tools Inc. said in an amended filing with the SEC that it has raised $60,000 via a SAFE agreement - simple agreement for future equity - an agreement between an investor and a company that provides rights…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Richardson-based Maxxsure LLC, an independent cyber risk management platform, announced in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that it has raised $350,000 of a $1.35 million equity funding round. In October, Maxxsure said it raised $750,000 in…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based business consulting firm Kanarys Inc. announced in a new filing with the federal government that it has raised $115,000 of a $1.5 million debt funding round. According to the Kanarys LinkedIn page, the firm was founded this year and…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Plano-based protein snacks startup Stryve Foods LLC said in a new filing that it has raised $10 million of a $12.5 million equity offering. Earlier this year, Stryve reported raising $1.25 million of another $8 million funding round. In January,…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based clothier Texas Standard announced this week that it has raised $500,000 in a seed funding round - capital that will help the company with production and growing its staff. "We are looking to hire across the board, and at…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based DCS Global, a provider of revenue cycle managament software, announced that it received a growth investment from Tritium Partners. The size of the investment was not released, but DCS said the money will help it increase the availability of…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Waxahachie-based Viziv Technologies announced in a new filing that it raised another $576,000 in an equity only raise targeted at $15 million. Earlier this month, Viziv said it raised $500,000 in an another equity funding round, the company announced in…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas beer brewing stalwart Deep Ellum Brewing Co. has been sold to Austin-based Canarchy Craft Beer Collective. Canarchy, a beer conglomerate, owns such brands as Oskar Blues Brewery and others, GuideLive reported. Deep Ellum Brewing opened in 2011 and quickly…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based SaaS platform Brand Protection Agency has been acquired by Ansira Partners, a leading data-driven, technology-enabled marketing solutions provider, with headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri and Dallas. No details of the transaction were released. BPA's platform provides manufacturers and brands…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based Arcade has raised $750,000 in a seed investment round, bringing its total funding since 2015 to $1.2 million, according to Crunchbase. Lead investor in the most recent round was Austin-based ATX Seed Ventures, a seed-stage venture firm. Arcade is…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Pomp & Whimsy, a North Texas, women-run and women-focused maker and marketer of classically distilled gin infused with natural botanical liqueur, has raised $50,000 as part of seed round of funding. The company was founded by Dr. Nicola Nice, a…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based iuzeit recently raised $500,000 in a seed investment round, according to Crunchbase. Iuzeit is a platform founded by Yogi Patel that offers one-stop shopping for information and reviews about consumer products. The platform aggregates, processes, organizes, and analyzes the…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Ironwood Capital has made a subordinated debt investment in BrandFX Body Co., the Fort Worth-based manufacturer of composite fiberglass truck bodies. The amount of the investment was not released. Ironwood utilizes subordinated debt - sometimes called mezzanine finance - in…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Bestow secured $15 million in Series A funding led by Valar Ventures, with participation from existing investors New Enterprise Associates (NEA), Core Innovation Capital, 8VC, and Morpheus Ventures. Bestow designed a brand new underwriting framework and built a first-of-its-kind experience,…read more at hellobestow.com

 

Plano-based financial services company CoinFlip Solutions announced that is has raised seed funding with the participation of Shoreline Venture Management, JetBlue Technology Ventures, and Heads or Tails Investments. CoinFlip is a cloud-based platform that enables electronic points and benefits to…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based Entech Sales & Service announced in a new filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that it has raised nearly $3.9 million of a $30 million equity funding round. The total amount of the raise so far is…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Neighborhood Goods, a Dallas-based retail startup founded by Matt Alexander and Mark Masinter, has raised $5.75 million. The seed round was led by Forerunner Ventures with participation from Maveron, CAA Ventures, Global Founders Capital, NextGen Venture Partners, and others. Also…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based Women in Their Prime LLC has raised $250,000 of a $1 million equity financing round, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The company's PRiME website is aimed at entrepreneurial women in their 50s, 60s,…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Plano-based tech company Vorbi Inc. has closed a $2 million investment round under a simple agreement for future equity - commonly called SAFE - according to a Form D filing. Vorbi is a hyperscale converged cloud Infrastructure provider and said…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based robotic lawnmowing franchisor Robin Autopilot has closed on a $1 million funding round, the DBJ reported. Robin Autopilot grew out of the Dallas-based Dialexa Labs incubator and was featured on the hit-television show Shark Tank. More than 1 million…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based VetScience has been acquired by Chesterfield, Missouri-based animal nutrition manufacturer Manna Pro Products. VetScience is known for its Fruitables brand of natural treats and supplements that target pet obesity. "Fruitables treats and supplements will be a strong addition to…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Restaurant food delivery by drone may command the headlines - at least when Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi says Uber is experimenting with the futuristic technology, it does. But beyond the drone buzz, quieter technical integrations will make the biggest change…read more at table.skift.com

 

Frisco-based Hera Health Solutions said in a new federal filing that it has raised all of a $100,000 funding round. Hera Health Solutions was founded in 2016, and is developing a device that eliminates the removal of sub-dermal contraceptive arm…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based Bestow Inc. has closed $15 million in Series A funding ahead of the company's national launch of its life insurance services platform. The Series A raise was led by New York City-based Valar Ventures, with participation from existing investors…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

In January, Hail Merry said it closed a $2.035 million debt round. The company manufactures and sells raw, vegan, and gluten-free snack products including tarts, macaroons, granola, nuts and seeds, and assortments, according to Bloomberg. Its products are sold through…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Schok is based in Frisco and Rowlett, and was founded roughly two years ago as a subsidiary of Link America. The Dallas Business Journal reported that previously, the company had pitched Apple on cell phone accessories, but that Schok began…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based OncoNano Medicine Inc. announced Thursday that it closed a $11.7 million Series A round, according to filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The round was arranged by Salem Partners, which participated as a principal investor. The recent funding…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Perot Jain, a Dallas-based venture capital firm co-founded by Ross Perot Jr. and Anurag Jain, has backed two DFW startups - NoiseAware and Spacee. Financial details of the investments have not been released by Perot Jain or the two startups.…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

IPwe Inc., which has operations in Dallas, has sold $2.5 million of a $10 million equity offering, the company said in a filing with the federal government. IPwe's Global Patent Registry is the world's first blockchain-enabled patent registry and the…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based startup Krew announced that it has raised $25,000 in a seed investment round. Krew's app operates in the intercity travel industry by offering affordable long-distance car rides to consumers. dallasinnovates.com/follow-the-money-smartblock-starts-100m-fund-learning-machine-closes-3m-round-morsco-bought-for-1-4b/read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based startup Krew announced that it has raised $25,000 in a seed investment round. Krew's app operates in the intercity travel industry by offering affordable long-distance car rides to consumers. dallasinnovates.com/follow-the-money-smartblock-starts-100m-fund-learning-machine-closes-3m-round-morsco-bought-for-1-4b/read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based investment firm SmartBlock Capital is raising a $100 million hedge fund to place investments in cryptocurrencies and blockchain, the Dallas Business Journal reported, citing a filing with the federal government. Blockchain is the underlying technology for bitcoin. The Business…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Upventur, the Denton-based social platform for the outdoor travel space, announced Wednesday that is has acquired Yonder, a social networking platform dedicated to connecting outdoor enthusiasts. No terms of the deal were released. dallasinnovates.com/follow-money-wildcat-capital-leads-11m-raise-konatel-reaches-1-3m-goal-upventur-buys-yonder/read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based Ioogo Inc. announced in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that it raised all $250,000 offered in an equity raise. Founded in July 2017 by Josh Alballero and Kristy Campbell, Ioogo offers an SaaS platform that…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Plano-based SalesBoost LLC has raised all of a $875,000 equity offering, the company announced in a Form D filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. SalesBoost specializes in hospitality training that develops sales leaders, hotel-based sellers, and global sales,…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

McKinney-based ShearShare Inc. has raised $1.1 million in a seed round involving nine investors, according to Crunchbase. The investors are Y Combinator, Structure Capital, Precursor Ventures, James Sowers, David O, Capital Factory, Blackstone LaunchPad, Backstage Capital, and 500 Startups, Crunchbase…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based KonaTel Inc., a reseller of U.S. wireless service, announced in a Form D filing that it had raised all of a $1.3 million equity offering. The company - founded in 2014 - provides voice and data solutions serving agents,…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based data center provider Aligned Energy has received a strategic investment from Macquarie Infrastructure Partners that will be used by Aligned Energy to expand its operations. According to FinSMEs, Aligned will be jointly controlled by its current owner, BlueMountain Capital…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

ZipStored Inc., a Dallas-based storage and delivery company, has raised $100,000 in a seed funding round, Crunchbase reported. The source of the funding was not disclosed for the company that was founded this month by Asker Ahmed, according to Crunchbase.…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Plano-based mobile gifting platform Swych announced it has raised all $2 million offered in a debt investment round, according to a new Form D filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Swych was founded in 2015 by Deepak Jain,…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based ROKA Sports Inc., which designs high-performance swimwear and biking suits for competitive athletes, has raised $17.75 million of a $21.32 million offering, according to a Form D filing with the federal government. The company did not specify for what…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based health-care seed fund accelerator Health Wildcatters has achieved the second exit in its five years of existence. Invertex Ltd., which went through the program in 2014, has been acquired by Nike. Invertex uses computer vision to create 3D scans…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based Traxo Inc. has raised another $85,225, completing its $810,735 funding round, according to an amended filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Earlier, we reported that Traxo had raised $725,510 in new equity funding. In 2016, Traxo raised…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based venture capital firm Intelis Capital was lead investor in a funding round for WNDYR, a Dallas-based information technologies, professional services, and training startup with operations in North Texas. WNDYR was founded in 2015 by CEO Claire Burge and Chief…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas technology startup Preciate has raised $869,000 from about a dozen investors, according to a filing. The company is aiming to reach $2.5 million with this round of funding, the filing shows. Preciate is among a collection of new companies…read more at www.bizjournals.com

 

Dallas-based Excentus, a provider of loyalty and coalition marketing solutions for the U.S. retail, national brands, grocery, and convenience retail sectors, has been acquired by PDI. No financial details of the deal were released. PDI is a global provider of…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Fort Worth-based Ignis Studios LLC has been acquired by Momentous Entertainment Group Inc. for $21.5 million. The deal is made up of cash, performance payments, and stock, the companies announced. In a release, the companies said that over the past…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Woodmont Allen Academy LLC has raised $1.3 million in an equity raise from 40 investors, according to a SEC filing. According to the filing, the minimum investment amount was $25,000. Woodmont Allen Academy's registered agent is The Woodmont Co., and…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

IOOGO, a software-as-a-service techology company based in the Uptown neighborhood of Dallas, raised $250,000 in a seed investment round. Founded by Josh Alballero and Kristy Campbell in July 2017, IOOGO said its main premise is to establish a substantial customer…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Insurance Technologies Corporation, a Carrollton-based provider of marketing, rating, and management software and services to the insurance industry, received a majority investment of an undisclosed amount from Accel-KKR, a California technology-focused private equity firm. FinSMEs reported that following the deal,…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Waxahachie-based Texzon Technologies LLC announced this month that it has raised $720,000 of a $15 million offering, according to a new filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. In January, the company announced that it finished a VC funding…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Minnie's Food Pantry of Plano, a charity that provides healthy, nutritious food to those in need, raised $1.3 million in a venture round. The lead investor in the round was not named. Minnie's was founded in April 2008 by Dr.…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Caruth Capital Partners, a Dallas-based middle-market private equity firm, has invested growth capital in Dallas-based ATA RiskStation LLC, a provider of cloud-based portfolio risk management. Founded by veteran technology entrepreneur Aladin Abughazaleh, ATA RiskStation offers its clients portfolio risk analytics…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

OrderMyGear, the Dallas-based developer of an online ordering platform aimed at group orders of sporting goods and apparel, has raised $35 million in a funding round from Susquehanna Growth Equity. OrderMyGear said it will use the money to accelerate product…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

PestRoutes, a McKinney-based company that develops business mangement software for the pest control industry, has raised a round of equity funding from Mainsail Partners. It will use the investment to accelerate product development and enhance customer service. PestRoutes did not…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

OncoNano Medicine, a Dallas-based biotech company, has raised $11.6 million from 27 private investors, according to SEC filing. OncoNano is a former spin-out from the UT Southwestern Medical Center, according to the Dallas Business Journal. OncoNano developed a method using…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based pharma company Gradalis Inc. has received $43.94 million of a $55 million equity funding offer, the company announced in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Gradalis has not said how it intends to use the funding.…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Irving-based mailing industry network Royal Alliances has received revenue-based growth financing described as being in the "seven-figure" range from Palo Alto, California-based Decathlon Capital Partners. According to FinSMES, Royal Alliances was founded in 2012 by CEO Aaron McDaniel, and is…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

AuditionMe, the Rockwall-based content startup has raised $100,000 of its goal of $500,000, the Dallas Business Journal reported. In a filing with the SEC, AuditionMe said that funding came from four investors. The company was founded by Caleb Applegate to…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Fort Worth-based Project Ring Inc., registered as a foreign for-profit corporation in the state of Texas, reported in a new filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that is has raised all of $2.2 million equity funding round. Project…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Door Inc., the Dallas-based tech-enabled residential real estate brokerage firm, announced that is has sold nearly $8.7 million of a $10 million equity offering. Door, which was founded in 2015, said it enables homebuyers and sellers to benefit from agent…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based Fetch Package, which provides outsourced package receiving and last-mile logistics for apartment buildings, announced it has raised $420,000 in an angel investing round. Apartment dwellers can use Fetch's services to have packages delivered to Fetch, which then hand delivers…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Plano-based Paññã announced that it has raised $1 million in seed funding. The AI recruiting technology company said it raised the money in two separate $500,000 rounds this year. Paññã - pronounced Panya - said its focus is to help…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based cryptocurrency startup Hedera plans to launch a new virtual currency platform called Hedera Hashgraph thanks to an $18 million funding round. The Hedera funding round included Digital Currency Group, and the launch of the new platform is expected to…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Lewisville-based CareView Communications Inc. announced it had raised all $2.05 million in a recent debt-only funding round. In its filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, CareView did not specify for what the money will be used. Crunchbase reported that…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based on-demand labor marketplace Veryable Inc. raised $1.7 million in an equity funding round that opened in May 2017, the company said in a Form D filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Veryable's labor marketplace is for manufacturing, logistics,…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Keller-based BILT Inc. has raised $250,000 of a $1 million offering, according to a Form D filing. The BILT app was conceived in 2012 as the first use of SAP's Visual Enterprise 3D technology and is designed for consumers. The…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

CounterFind, the Frisco-based counterfeit merchandise detecting company founded by former Dallas Cowboy safety Darren Woodson, has raised an additional $190,000, according to a new Form D filing. The company now has completed its offering of $997,587. In January, we reported…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Richardson-based Vertical Computer Systems announced in a Form D filing that it has raised $860,000 of a $20 million funding round. Vertical Computer Systems is an international provider of application software, cloud-based and software services, internet core technologies, and intellectual…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

KonaTel Inc., the Dallas-based reseller of U.S. wireless service, announced in a Form D filing that it had raised $300,000 of a $1.3 million equity offering. The company, which was founded in 2014, provides voice and data solutions serving agents,…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Irving-based Naya Ventures announced in a Form D filing that is has sold $2 million of a $2.45 million equity funding round. Naya Ventures is an early-stage and growth equity investment firm. It invests in U.S.- and India-based mobile technology…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Fort Worth Pharma Nuvothera Raises $2.06M

March 2, 2018

Fort Worth-based Nuvothera Inc., the maker of the psoriasis treatment Prosoria, has raised $2.06 million in an equity round, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Nuvothera recently announced that Prosoria was available to buy online for the first time on the company's website and via Amazon.

 

Ivie & Associates, a Flower Mound-based marketing services provider, has been acquired for a reported $92.5 million by Quad/Graphics Inc., a Wisconsin-based marketing solutions provider. Ivie & Associates was among the Inc. 5000 fastest-growing companies in the nation. It was…read more at www.biztimes.com

 

Shop Simply Announces $400K Equity Raise

February 26, 2018

Shop Simply Inc., a Dallas-based provider of a software-based enabler of next-generation e-commerce, announced a $400,000 equity raise in a Form D filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. This raise is part of a $5 million offering. Shop Simply was co-founded by Steve Nadon, Dr. Alistair Black, and Eric Peus, and uses virtual robot technology that automates and enables the entire shopping and checkout process.

 

Dallas-based startup got2go2 LLC announced it has raised $590,000 in an equity funding as part of a $750,000 offering, according to a filing with the SEC. The startup, founded in 2014, is under development with a planned launch in 2018…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Frisco-based student lending platform Meritize has raised $6.8 million in seed funding, the company announced. The round was led by Colchis Capital, Chicago Ventures, and Cube Financial Holdings, with participation from ECMC, College Loan Corp., University Ventures, City Light Capital,…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based View Wireless Infrastructure Fund LP has raised $2.5 million in new equity funding, according to a filing. View Wireless filed as a Domestic Limited Partnership in the state of Texas in April 2017. While the total offering was $2.5…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based nonprofit jewelry brand Akola Project has received a $250,000 line of credit as part of $1 million in investments in four women-led ventures by the Women's Capital Collaborative, created in 2016 to support the diverse needs of women-run social…read more at www.locavesting.com

 

Pieces Technologies Raises $3M

February 16, 2018

Dallas-based AI and predictive analytics startup Pieces Technologies has raised $3.25 million in a debt-only funding round. The funding is part of a total offering of $15 million, according to a Form D filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Federos, a Frisco-based developer of IT service management tools and services, has raised an undisclosed amount in Series B funding. The funding included un-named family offices from the U.S., Germany, and Austria, Texas TechPulse reported. Started in 2005 as Monolith…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Plano-based protein snacks startup Stryve Foods LLC has received $1.25 million in funding from a new equity investment rounds, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The total offering in the round is $8 million, leaving $6.875…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Agrinos Inc., an Irving biotechnology company, has completed a $14.7 million equity investment with support from long-term investors Manor Investment SA, Havfonn AS, and EuroChem Group AG. The investments will help Agrinos accelerate execution of its business plan this year…read more at www.prnewswire.com

 

Two North Texas pharmaceutical industry companies controlled by Richard Appling both announced raises recently. Hurst-based Right Value Drug Stores Inc. announced a $13.3 million debt-only raise, while Denton-based Appling Enterprises LLC announced a debt-only raise of $700,000. dallasinnovates.com/follow-the-money-bios-partners-targeting-50m-fund-mooala-raises-5m/read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Mooala, the Dallas-based startup that is a purveyor of dairy-free beverages, has raised $5 million in a new funding round, the Dallas Business Journal reported. The publication said Mooala likely will make an announcement on the funding next week. Mooala's…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

TechCrunch reported that Square has bought Entrees On-Trays, the 32-year-old restaurant delivery service, with plans to expand to expand Square's on-demand food delivery service, Caviar, in Dallas-Fort Worth. Caviar product lead Gokul Rajaram told TechCrunch that the acquisition will allow…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

ShearShare founders Courtney and Tye Caldwell won $100,000 in the Dallas Diversity & Inclusion Investment Challenge Tuesday evening, clearing the way for the McKinney startup to grow its team. The challenge was put on by Capital Factory in partnership with…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Netherlands and Dallas-based medical device developer Endostim raised more than $12.1 million in equity funding from 20 investors, according to a Form D filing. The company's treatments include those for gastroesophageal reflux disease, which causes severe heartburn and acid reflux.…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Dallas-based Filely received a $10,000 investment from Acupo Ventures that will be used for a major rebranding in the coming weeks. Acupo Ventures is a pre-seed venture capital firm and said its investment is to help Filely through its rebranding…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

defi Solutions, a Grapevine-based provider of lending industry software, raised $55 million in Series C funding, with an investment of primary and secondary capital from Bain Capital Ventures. The company will use the primary capital to accelerate development of existing…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

MediBookr, the Dallas-based health-care shopping platform, raised $675,000 in seed funding that will go toward product enhancement and client support. The MediBookr website and mobile app allows users to search for and find health-care providers' profiles, including price and ratings,…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

RevTech, the mentor-driven retail accelerator in Dallas, led the first $1 million of a $3 million Series A funding round for Birdzi, a New Jersey-based technology startup. Birdzi is a mobile engagement platform for small- and mid-size grocery chains, and…read more at dallasinnovates.com

 

Caddo Technologies Raises $1M

January 19, 2018

The Dallas-based biotechnology firm announced in a Form D filing that it had raised $1 million in equity financing, which was 100 percent of the offering. Caddo, which was formed in 2013, did not specify what the funding will be used for, and has not returned a call for more information.

 

Double Pull Inc. Nets $75k Equity Raise

January 19, 2018

Irving-based Double Pull Inc., announced a $75,000 equity raise, with proceeds to be used for product development, pilot projects, legal expenses, and marketing and sales, according to a Form D filing with the U.S. government. Double Pull has not responded to a call for more information about the round.

 

Valify Inc. Gets $652k for R&D

January 19, 2018

Frisco-based Valify Inc. announced in a Form D amendment that it had raised $652,352 of a $700,000 debt offering. Valify said it is the only 100-percent dedicated web-based solution allowing health-care organizations to quickly identify, benchmark, and track their savings in hospital-purchased services. The company will use the funding for continued research and development, Chief Technology Officer Matt Clark told Dallas Innovates.